Star Trek fans can all breath a sigh of relief. The script for the upcoming Star Trek 3 is finished, and with four weeks to spare before shooting begins.
Script writer Simon Pegg, who also plays Scotty in the films, and Doug Jung have been working on the script for the last six months after the original screenplay was scrapped. They have spent the time researching and trying to get the movie to something that closely resembles the spirit of the original 1960s television show.
In the article seen here it is reported that they have turned in their first draft to the Paramount executives. Reportedly, the executives have been keeping close tabs on the pair’s progress and there should be little difficulties with the script.
Fans like Sam Tabar (prnewswire.com) know that, even if there are problems, Pegg and Jung have those four weeks to fix and tweak things into shape. This is all good news, as it means that the new movie is on track for its planned July 8, 2016 release date.
Even if they are still doing small changes when production begins, it shouldn’t hinder the process. Many recent big budget films have begun before the script was 100% complete. Among the most notable are Iron Man and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That puts Star Trek 3 in with some very good company.