Thursday, October 11, 2007

Simon Pegg to play Scotty in Star Trek

Wow. The cast for the upcoming movie Star Trek just keeps on getting more and more interesting. With Zachary Quinto ("Heroes") already playing Spock and rumors flying about a relative unknown playing Kirk, the latest announcement is that Simon Pegg, who is most certainly at the peak of his career right now with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, has been cast as Scotty.

What do I think of all this? I think it could work. Pegg will be a good balance between seriousness and comic relief; I'd expect something sort of along the lines of what we saw of him in Mission: Impossible 3 - he warns of the worst but cracks jokes at the same time.

Will Trekkies be happy with this? I guess I need to Google it to find out...

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