Simon Pegg trying to write new script with Edgar Wright before STAR TREK 2
Oh, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. They won us over big time when they blasted on to the scene with SHAUN OF THE DEAD. They then proved they could handle the follow-up, and made HOT FUZZ - a film that was different enough than their first, yet still had the same feel we came to expect after SHAUN. And we still have their long-talked about third film in the "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy titled THE WORLD'S END to look forward to.
Pegg is letting us know they've got the ideas down, and is hoping to get some work in with Wright very soon. He said, "we already started the conception process, so it’s just a question of when we can get together. I’m just about to start shooting a movie here in the UK, so maybe between that and STAR TREK [sequel] we might get a chance to bang out a first draft if we’re lucky." That could be a huge opportunity time for them to make some real progress. If they can finish the first draft, that means that it is much more likely that they will fit in actual production sooner.
Pegg also went on to talk about how they hope to make this next film different:
"The next thing that we do will hopefully be…you know, in writing our new thing, Edgar and me have been very determined – that we’re going to start in earnest very, very soon – to not just do the same thing again, to do something very different. Not to the point of alienating people who want something, but just give people something new and something different. You can’t just stay where you are forever. You have to mutate to survive, and I think we’re going to make sure that we do that. I’d hate to become stale and predictable. People are already making films that are kind of like the sort of thing we might do. I want to stay a little bit ahead of the curve at least."
If anyone could stay ahead of the curve, it's definitely these guys. Hopefully they can deliver us the goods. As of yet, we have no reason to doubt they would do anything else.