>> Abrams Assembles New Trek Cast With Pegg & Cho

Pegg & Cho as Scotty & SuluKorean-born actor John Cho of “Harold & Kumar” fame has been cast as Sulu in the new “Star Trek” feature, playing a role immortalized by Japanese-American actor George Takei.Additionally, Briton Simon Pegg (“Shaun of the Dead”) has boarded the Paramount project as Scotty, the ship’s Scottish chief engineer.

The “Trek” casting deals appear to be closing at warp speed this week, with Eric Bana signing on Wednesday to play the movie’s villain, Nero.

Already on board are Zoe Saldana as Uhura and Anton Yelchin as a young Chekov, the Russian-born navigator, as well as Zachary Quinto as a young Spock. Leonard Nimoy, who originated the role of Spock, is on board as well. Chris Pine is in talks to play the young Kirk.

Plot details are begin kept under wraps, but it is understood that the movie chronicles the early days of the Enterprise crew. The lead roles remaining to be cast are Christopher Pike, the first captain of the Enterprise, and Kirk’s parents.

J.J. Abrams (“Mission: Impossible 3”) is directing. The movie is expected to shoot from November to March.

Yahoo! Movies 


1 Comment

  1. I wouldn’t consider myself to be an actual TREK fan, but this is inspired casting, and the names are getting me excited to see a STAR TREK film. I’ve never been excited to see a TREK film before.

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