Pegg to go boldly

October 12, 2007 – 11:48 am | by Peekay

Simon PeggSimon Pegg, star of “Hot Fuzz” and “Spaced”, is to play Scotty in the new Star Trek movie, according to reports.

The British comic will join Eric Bana, and Leonard Nimoy in the latest big screen outing of the sci-fi franchise, trade publication Variety has reported. This will be the 11th big-screen outing for the Star Trek brand.

The movie, to be directed by “Lost” creator JJ Abrams, focuses on the young Captain James T Kirk and Mr Spock, is due to start shooting next month and is expected to hit cinemas in the US on Christmas Day 2008.

The 11th Star Trek film will come out in the US on Christmas Day 2008.

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