Simon Pegg is reprising his role as Scotty in this week's Star Trek Into Darkness, and we recently sat down with the actor to talk about reuniting with his costars four years after the last film. Pegg also talked about helping out the newbies like Benedict Cumberbatch (and how funny it is to hear Americans say that name). Watch to find out why the very funny Pegg thinks humor is so important for this sequel and just how secretive he and the cast had to be about the J.J. Abrams film.
UK comedy trifecta Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright have teamed up once again for apocalyptic pub crawl movie The World's End, and we're finally getting a look at the trailer. Pegg, Frost, and The Hobbit's Martin Freeman star, playing friends who set out to finally finish the pub crawl route they were forced to abandon back in college. The journey begins normally enough, until they get closer to the end of the trip and realize they're surrounded by beings that may or may not be from another planet. Rosamund Pike also turns up as a friendly local.
Those who love Pegg, Frost, and Wright's previous collaborations, including Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, should recognize some striking plot similarities. Even if The World's End employs the same type of premise (everyday life becomes complicated by a dangerous science-fiction twist), it's probably still going to be funny, and I like that Pegg's character looks different than the nerdy types he's played before. The film opens on Aug. 23, and until then, you can catch the trailer after the jump.
Chris Pine and his Star Trek Into Darkness leading ladies Zoe Saldana and Alice Eve drew a massive crowd at their film's London premiere today. Thousands of fans came out to see Chris, Zoe, and Alice, as well as their fellow castmates Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, and resident villain Benedict Cumberbatch. Before heading into the 3D showing, Chris and Benedict signed autographs and managed to snap a few shots of the swarming crowd. Meanwhile, Zoe struggled with her Vionnet gown, and it took the whole cast to help the star during a sweet group picture.
The cast is busy promoting their Star Trek sequel worldwide and last showcased the movie on Monday at the German premiere. The highly anticipated followup to J.J. Abrams's 2009 blockbuster reboot introduces us to Enterprise newcomer Doctor Carol, played by Alice Eve, who has also successfully kept up with Zoe's premiere glamour during press. Star Trek Into Darkness is slated for IMAX release in the US on May 15 and will hit regular theaters everywhere on May 17.
Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto joined their Star Trek Into Darkness cast mates Alice Eve and Simon Pegg, along with director J.J. Abrams, for the film's German premiere in Berlin today following a morning press conference. Zoe Saldana stunned in a short and colorful Balmain number, while Alice went for a glamorous Emilio Pucci gown. Before heading into the premiere, Zoe, Alice, and Zachary all threw up the signature Star Trek Vulcan salute..
While Chris have been showcasing the latest installation of the Star Trek series with his crew, his personal life has taken a different turn. Chris and model girlfriend Dominique Piek recently split after nearly a year of dating, which he confirmed while at this year's CinemaCon. Chris has plenty to keep him busy, though, since promotions for the Star Trek sequel will continue until the sci-fi classic hits IMAX theaters on May 15 and then expands to regular theaters on May 17. Until then, check out all the Star Trek Into Darkness movie posters.
Happy birthday, Simon Pegg! The 42-year-old writer, actor, and director has a special place in our hearts, so it only seems appropriate to commemorate one of our favorite witty Brits on Valentine's Day.
The star and writer of cult classics like Hot Fuzz first earned his geek cred by writing a Marxist-themed thesis on Star Wars in college, before becoming the cheeky comedic actor we know and love today. Join us in wishing Simon Pegg a happy day of birth, and find out more geeky reasons why we're gushing over one of Britain's finest funnymen.
Simon Pegg is taking on the horror genre again, with his familiar comedic spin, of course. This time, the Shaun of the Dead scribe is playing a children's book author who's trying to reinvent himself as a crime novelist. Unfortunately, his background research into the lives of murderers causes his deepest phobias to reach epic levels.
Though it seems to be in the same vein as a lot of the actor's previous movies, A Fantastic Fear of Everything looks a bit more complex. I was surprised to learn that though Pegg is producing and starring in the movie, it was actually written and co-directed by film newcomer Crispian Mills. The animation also reminds me of the sort of creativity I adored in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Check out the trailer after the jump
In a recent episode of the BBC's A Night With the Stars, physicist Brian Cox (similar in reputation to Neil deGrasse Tyson, except British) enlisted the help of actor and geek we love, Simon Pegg, to explain the physics of why atoms are so vast yet empty.
Brian leads Simon and physicist Jim Al-Khalili in a giggly demonstration of standing wave principles in relation to the characteristics of atoms. We certainly could use these sorts of explanations in regards to the TARDIS in future Doctor Who episodes, don't you think?
Tom Cruise moved his international press tour for Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol to Madrid yesterday. The actor started his morning with an appearance on Spanish TV's El Hormiguero then hit the red carpet with costars Paula Patton and Simon Pegg. There was a special guest star at the premiere as well, Spain's Duke and Duchess of Alba came out to see the fourth installment of Tom's spy franchise. Fans around the globe will get the chance to see Ghost Protocol in theaters ahead of its Dec. 21 release when the studio prereleases the film onto 200 screens starting tomorrow. Tom and the rest of the stars are headed to Brazil next and are expected back in the States over the weekend prior to Monday's NYC event.
Tom Cruise and Paula Patton continued their traveling ways with a stop in Munich today. They've been promoting Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol around the world and have already popped up in Russia, India, and Japan. Tom and Paula were joined by costars Anil Kapoor and Simon Pegg at their movie's debut at the Dubai Film Festival earlier this week, but the trip wasn't just about work. Tom also visited the Taj Mahal and posed for a few pictures with a crowd of fans. His action-packed franchise is currently in the spotlight, but there's also exciting news that Tom is working on a Top Gun sequel.
Tom Cruise and Paula Patton posed together at the Moscow premiere of Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol today. Tom changed up his standard suit with a gray coat to top off his look for the red carpet and a green one for the photo call earlier in the day. Tom's in wintry Russia now, after starting the week in much warmer Dubai. Tom has been promoting Mission: Impossible internationally first, but he'll be swinging through the states on a big press tour later this month. He'll be making the talk-show rounds, of course, but he's already sharing some pretty great anecdotes about life at home with wife Katie Holmes and Suri. Tom's next big role is in Rock of Ages, and apparently Katie should get the credit for his branching out into the musical genre.
Tom spoke about Rock of Ages, saying,"You're just as surprised as I am. Kate kept saying, 'You've got to make a musical.' The dancing of Les Grossman is inspired because Kate is a dancer, she sings, and she would take us to [dance classes]. [She would say] 'I've got this dance class for the family. Come on, we've got to do it. We've got hip-hop class. We've got to do it.' "