During a recent interview, J.J. Abrams explained how Simon Pegg became one of the writers on Star Trek 3.
At an interview during the recent VES Awards, Abrams spoke mostly about Star Wars, but touched briefly on Star Trek 3 and Pegg.
“[Pegg] and I had talked quite a bit about story, he had a lot of wonderful ideas,” said Abrams. “It just sort of felt obvious that he would be a wonderful person to work on the story and help craft the story, so he’s working on it.”
As for the story, last year, Roberto Orci explained that the characters in Star Trek (2009) “weren’t the characters they were in the original series,”, but “They were growing into them and that continue[d] on in the second movie. So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space.”
Star Trek 3 will arrive in theaters next summer.