It's basically pointless to ask any cast member about the current status of Star Trek 2, especially when it comes to the plot. J.J. Abrams has the film on lockdown, and won't allow any of his staff, be they cast or crew, to speak out about the impending sequel in any certain terms. Add to that the constantly mentioned fact that the script by Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, and Roberto Orci is in a perpetual state of flux, and you have the recipe for some good, solid, non-information.
Simon Pegg offers a few new hints about Star Trek 2
Though, is that screenplay really in flux? This constant news that the script keeps changing on a day-to-day basis may be just another ploy to keep the real story away from prying eyes. If the screenplay is in a constant state of disarray, whose to say what the movie is actually about? Though, if that were 100% true, the film couldn't possibly be any good, could it? A screenplay is the backbone of all movies, and a solid storyline is what gives a sequel its foundation.
Who knows, though, with Star Trek 2? This is all part of the mystery and fun that J.J. Abrams likes to bring to any given project, whether he is directing or producing it. Simon Pegg (who plays Scotty) has been in London promoting his upcoming thriller A Fantastic Fear of Everything, and when asked about the film, he is of little help, explaining that Star Trek 2 has a very basic storyline.
"It's all about space. It's about the final frontier. And the one before it. I know it's boring, but one thing J.J. installed in all of us is the importance of giving the audience everything they can get from the experience itself."
Simon Pegg plans to incorporate J.J. Abrams' way of show business into his next project, the finale of his The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy The World's End.
"When we do The World's End we're not going to do blogs from the set, which we did with Hot Fuzz and Paul, because we want to maintain some mystique...We're just waiting to make it now. The second the green light goes on we will go...That's our goal."
Stay tuned as more Star Trek 2 cast members are sure to give us more non-information in the very near future.
Star Trek Into Darkness was released May 17th, 2013 and stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anton Yelchin. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.