He's well-known for being brilliantly engaging in front of the camera, whether you look at his starring role in the TV series Spaced or his memorable performances in Edgar Wright's "Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy" (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End), but there's another dimension to Simon Pegg that's equally entertaining: his scribing side. As many of his fans know, Pegg penned episodes of Spaced and co-wrote the aforementioned films and he's now lined up to lend his pen to the screenplay of another movie in which he'll co-star: Star Trek 3.

Deadline reports that in addition to once again playing USS Enterprise engineer Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Pegg has also been set to co-scribe Star Trek 3 with Doug Jung (Dark Blue, Banshee). 2009's Star Trek reboot was co-penned by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman and 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness was co-written by Orci, Kurtzman, and Damon Lindelof.

Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6) is set to direct Star Trek 3, which will be produced by J.J. Abrams. Paramount Pictures has slated Star Trek 3 for a July 8th, 2016 release, the same year in which Gene Roddenberry's storied franchise will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for further updates.

Source: Deadline
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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.