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Simon Pegg Says Star Trek 3 Will Have the Show’s Spirit, “Optimism” for a “More Enlightened Generation”

Nothing says optimism like IDRIS ELBA.

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At a recent press junket for his upcoming film Kill Me Three Times, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible star Simon Pegg was asked how the opportunity to write the next Star Trek movie arose and what he hopes to bring to the script:

It just came out of conversations I was having with J.J. [Abrams] and Bryan Burk, and they decided to kind of like restart the process. Because I’d been on the set with Burk-y on “Mission: Impossible,” he said, “Maybe you should come on and write it with Doug and Justin and him and Lindsey Weber. And I was a bit, “No. I don’t want to – it’s too much pressure!”

But I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment.

Pegg’s aspirations for the series might sound a like a tonal departure from Into Darkness, but considering the film has a new director (who I will defend with my dying breath!), Roberto Orci has left the project, and IDRIS FLIPPIN’ ELBA MAY ACTUALLY BE ON BOARD, Pegg’s aspirations should be no tribble at all.

What do you think, gang?

(via Comic Book Resources)

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