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Simon Pegg to co-write Star Trek 3

Simon Pegg, who played Scotty in the last two “Star Trek” films, is taking on a second task for the third installment – screenwriter. According to Deadline, Pegg has been set to co-write Star Trek 3, which will be directed by “Fast & Furious” helmer Justin Lin. This is following the news from December that Roberto Orci would no longer be writing the Paramount/Skydance film. Pegg is co-writing the script with Doug Jung (“Dark Blue,” “Banshee”), says The Hollywood Reporter‘s Borys Kit.

Confirmed: Justin Lin to direct Star Trek 3

Justin Lin is boarding the USS Enterprise and will direct the third installment of Paramount Pictures’ “Star Trek” franchise. The hiring of Lin comes two weeks after Roberto Orci backed away from the directing gig. Orci had been hired for the helming job after J.J. Abrams had to exit the sequel due to his commitment to direct Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Rupert Wyatt, Justin Lin and more in talks to direct Star Trek 3

Following the departure of Roberto Orci from the director’s chair of Star Trek 3, the hunt for a new director has already begun and now Deadline reports that Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams have narrowed it down to a list of five names. On the list are directors Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game), Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), Justin Lin (Fast & Furious), and Duncan Jones (Moon,Warcraft).

Roberto Orci reportedly exits directing Star Trek 3

Roberto Orci is no longer directing Star Trek 3. The film was set to be the first directorial gig for the writer who worked (with Alex Kurtzman) on the first two revamped Trek films directed by J.J. Abrams. Orci and Kurtzman split as creative partners earlier this year, and the Trek 3 job was Orci’s bold step forward. Now Skydance and Paramount are making deals for a new director.