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Simon Pegg Wants To Write 'The World's End' Before Doing 'Star Trek 2'

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Jun 09, 2011 | 12:19pm EDT

Simon PeggSimon Pegg won the hearts of nerds everywhere by, well, just being Simon Pegg. So far, dude's managed to embrace everything about himself -- all the sci-fi, nerdy stuff that girls hate -- and make everyone (yes, girls too!) love him. So, what's next? Well, according to some words he spewed to Ain't It Cool, the actor and writer wants to finish scribing his next installment of the "Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy," which includes Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, with Edgar Wright before he has to show up on set for Star Trek 2.

"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 we might get a chance to bang out a first draft if we’re lucky," he said.

Pegg addressed some of the pressure he feels, since there's so much fan anticipation for the film.

"Yeah, and I hope we sort of confound it in a way. I wouldn’t want to become predictable or be the guys who do that. 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."

In Simon Pegg we trust. Godspeed, good sir. Godspeed.

Source: Ain't It Cool

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