Simon Pegg to Co-Write STAR TREK 3

Simon Pegg to draft threequel with Doug Jung…

Deadline has learned that Simon Pegg has been tapped to provide the script for ‘Star Trek 3’ for director Justin Lin (‘True Detective,’ ‘Fast and Furious’).

He will draft the script with Doug Jung, creator of the short-lived TV drama ‘Dark Blue’ and a writer on ‘Banshee.’ J.D. Payne, Patrick McKay, and Roberto Orci penned previous drafts.

Pegg’s screenwriting credits include the Edgar Wright-directed Cornetto trilogy – ‘Shaun of the Dead,’ ‘Hot Fuzz’ and The World’s End – as well as the comedies ‘Run, Fatboy, Run’ and ‘Paul.’