Trek Finds its Funny Bone
Up to this point we've had pretty logical (no pun intended) picks, but on Friday, Paramount Pictures signed Simon Pegg (of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz fame) to play Scotty! I don't know whether to be delighted (I loved both of those films) or terrified! Pegg proved he can at least play at serious in Hot Fuzz and I don't doubt his acting chops in the slightest, and yet...
Also signed was John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) as Sulu. I had no desire to see Harold and Kumar when it came out (I want to return to it now for Neal Patrick Harris' cameo) though I did see Cho do improv in L.A. a few years back. Also an unorthodox comedic choice.
Pegg and Cho join Eric Bana as the baddie, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, Heroes' Zachary Quinto as Spock, Zoe Saldana as Uhura in the latest bigscreen incarnation of the classic TV series. Chris Pine has been offered the role of Kirk.