Friday, October 12, 2007

Scotty is Pegged, Kirk may be Pined

Chris Pine a former chick-flick actor could be playing Captain Kirk if he accepts as he's apparently been offered the role over the aforementioned Mike Vogel. I think Pine would be a better choice than Vogel as it was Pine who breathed life into Darwin Tremor, one of the Neo-Nazi assassins in the superb slick action movie Smokin' Aces (he's the guy that used his hands to manipulate the mouth on a dead Ben Affleck to have a conversation with him! Shit-Cool!).

In other news John Cho has been cast as Mr. Sulu. He's Asian so he's obviously going to work right? And now also it seems that Paul McGillion won't be the most famous Science Fiction engineer ever.

I'll admit I would never, if given a million guesses have thought of Simon Pegg as Scotty, but he is now. Pegg is one of the funniest men on the planet but even though he was the tech-guy Benji in the magnificent M:I-3, I wouldn't have gone so far as to cast him as Scotty.

Well at least we know that he can do the accent and that's all that really matters. Check this out.

Sources: AICN, Trek Today, Trekmovie, Youtube


Anonymous said...

Simon Pegg as Scotty?, if it's true I'm sold on the remake. He'll upstage whoever plays Kirk in every scene.

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

Well at least we know it'll be a success. Nothing Pegg does flops.

Anonymous said...

I wonder will he be able to swing a cameo for his buddy, Nick Frost, maybe as the guy in the red shirt who bites it at the first sign of trouble. Now that would be truly cool!

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

Even a desk-bound Admiral wouldn't get away with Frost's waistline methinks. Perhaps Peter Serafinowicz can be dragged in?

Anonymous said...

Captain Kirk - Chris Pine
Older Mr Spock - Leonard Nimoy
Young Mr Spock - Zachary Quinto
Scotty - Simon Pegg
Nero - Eric Bana
Uhura - Zoe Saldana
Chekov - Anton Yelchin
Sulu - John Cho
Leonard 'Bones' McCoy - Karl Urban

Should be interesting

Anonymous said...

Who is playing Nurse Roberts?