He’s certainly been busy recently. Considering Simon Pegg is writing AND starring in Paramount Pictures’ upcoming Star Trek Beyond, it’s surprising he found the time to discuss his experience in crafting the film with ComingSoon.net. Luckily for you Trekkie fans he gave a pretty good overview, revealing that is has been a pretty emotional roller coaster of a journey, but he had fun along the ride: “It was emotional highs and lows all the way because we were under a lot of pressure, because the timeframe was a lot smaller than it would normally be”.
He continued, explaining that there were extreme time constraints that had to be overcome: “You write a film of that size, you usually get a year or so, but I think we started maybe six months before we went into production, if that. Just under six months and we were already in pre-production, which meant that things had to be designed and set pieces had to be created and the pressure on us to deliver was extraordinary”.
Despite the immense challenges faced, Pegg revealed that the only way to cope was to suck it up and do it; which eventually lead to it being enjoyable: “We just stood up to it and did it, and actually by the time we started shooting, it had become pretty fun. It was tense the whole time, but it was a pretty amazing train set to get to play with”.
Set for release on July 22, 2016, the upcoming movie acts as a sequel to 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Returning crew members of the starship Enterprise include the obvious Chris Pine (Captain Kirk), Zachary Quinto (Spock), Karl Urban (McCoy), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), Zoe Saldana (Uhura) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov). Set phasers to stun!