The future of the Star Trek film franchise at Paramount Pictures appears to be in limbo. At one time, there were discussions to get a Star Trek 4 off the ground that would have given us a time travel story where Chris Pine as Captain Kirk teamed up with Chris Hemsworth his late father George Kirk. Unfortunately, difficult salary negotiations stopped the movie dead in its tracks, and according to Simon Pegg, there doesn’t appear to be any urgency to pick up where Star Trek Beyond left off in 2016. Read More »
The Mission: Impossible franchise had barely begun production on the seventh installment when the coronavirus pandemic shut down movie and TV sets all over the world. Since it’s the first of two back-to-back sequels, the release dates have already been pushed back to give director Christopher McQuarrie and producer/star Tom Cruise to make sure everything is in order when the movie is allowed to resume production. Thankfully, that gave McQuarrie, as well as a couple cast members, some time to talk about what fans can expect from the two sequels. Read More »
With all of the traditional movies, TV shows and various other media productions currently shut down, entertainers are taking matters into their own hands by creating projects from the comfort of their home. Since distributors need new content to push to consumers, many of them are getting picked up for mass consumption, and we’ve got a new line-up of TV shows, live streams, and podcasts on the way featuring the likes of Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, Amy Schumer, The Comedy Store, Cedric the Entertainer, and more. Find out more about them below. Read More »
A scene from Edgar Wright‘s 2004 zombie horror comedy Shaun of the Dead has become something of a rallying cry for people when times get tough: when pals Shaun (Simon Pegg) and Ed (Nick Frost) realize they’re in the middle of a zombie outbreak, they cycle through several possible plans before settling on one which ends with them going to their favorite pub, where they’ll “have a nice cold pint and wait for all this to blow over.” Now Pegg and Frost have updated that scene for the coronavirus era in a new YouTube video, which you can watch below.
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While Star Trek is having a resurgence on the CBS All Access streaming platform with shows like Discovery and Picard, the beloved sci-fi franchise has encountered significant turbulence when it comes to launching another feature film. Simon Pegg, who has played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in the three most recent Trek movies and co-wrote 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, has previously expressed his doubts about more sequels coming to fruition, and in a new interview, he remains skeptical about the chances that his co-stars will reconvene for another entry.
But while he doesn’t seem to be holding his breath for more Trek, he does seem excited about Mission: Impossible 7 and 8, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie‘s spy sequels which are set to shoot back-to-back. Read Pegg’s latest quotes below.
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The cast of the upcoming back-to-back sequels in the Mission: Impossible franchise is already stacked. Tom Cruise is still leading the charge as IMF agent Ethan Hunt, and he’ll have Rebecca Ferguson back at his side as MI6 agent Ilsa Faust. But the sequels will also feature new cast members like Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham and Nicholas Hoult. Thankfully, it won’t be all new faces in the upcoming sequels though, as one of Ethan Hunt’s most reliable counterparts has been confirmed to return.
Simon Pegg will be part of at least the seventh installment of the upcoming Mission: Impossible franchise, reprising his role as Benji Dunn, the IMF tech guy turned field agent who always has the best gadgets, but doesn’t always use them as efficiently as he should. Read More »
For more than two decades, Simon Pegg has firmly established himself as a performer of extraordinary range. Though known by many for his roles in blockbusters like Mission Impossible and Star Trek, as well as his beloved collaborations with Edgar Wright, he’s appeared in a wide range of projects, from early roles in Band of Brothers, voice work on Ice Age: Collision Course and Boxtrolls, to indie films like Run Fatboy Run or Hector and the Search for Happiness.
His latest film, Lost Transmissions, premiered at Tribeca and received its Canadian debut at the Whistler International Film Festival. Written and directed by Katherine O’Brien, it’s the story of Theo Ross (Pegg), a record producer who befriends Hannah (Juno Temple). Theo suffers from schizophrenia, and when he refuses to take his medication at the same time that Hannah removes herself from her own anti-depressant regimen things go majorly awry. The role requires a great deal of commitment from Pegg, riding the edge of a person out of control but still engendering sympathy. It’s a fine, nuanced take, one that may well surprise and impress fans who know him more from his broader takes in the bigger hits.
/Film spoke with Pegg at length about him choosing such a role, and it’s clear he feels a strong affinity for the project. We also spoke about the fan community that he’s both a part of and serving them content, and of course delved into the controversy surrounding the divide between art, commerce, cinema and “theme park rides”.
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The Star Trek feature films may be exploring strange new worlds, and abandoning old story plans — and possibly even its familiar cast.
The fate of Star Trek 4 has been in question since the departure of stars Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pine in 2018, followed soon by director S.J. Clarkson. Last month, it seemed like phasers were set to go again with the boarding of Lucy in the Sky director Noah Hawley. However, according to Star Trek Beyond star Simon Pegg, it’s possible that Hawley’s Star Trek project isn’t actually Star Trek 4 at all.
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After Edgar Wright wrapped up his Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy with 2013’s The World’s End, it seemed like the glory days of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost‘s long and storied onscreen relationship was over. The pair had worked together since the days of the 1999 British sitcom Spaced and would appear together in films like Paul as well. But the duo went their separate ways following The World’s End, until it was announced last year that Pegg and Frost would be reuniting for a new comedy-horror series, Truth Seekers. The series, which stars Frost as one of a three-person paranormal investigation team, has now landed at Amazon Prime Video.
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Anton Yelchin would have been 30 years old this year, but the star of Green Room, Charlie Bartlett, Terminator Salvation and the Star Trek reboot franchise died in a tragic accident in June of 2016. Three years later, a new documentary called Love, Antosha looks back at the unfortunately short life of the actor who touched a lot of people, both through his work and his life. Now a new clip from the documentary features Simon Pegg telling a story that illustrates just how wonderful of a person Anton Yelchin was. Read More »