Saturday, May 29, 2010

Simon in the dark about Star Trek 2

Simon Pegg has admitted he's not sure about what's happening with the highly anticipated Star Trek sequel.

The British comedian played Scotty in JJ Abrams reboot of the sci-fi franchise in 2009, and has signed on for the follow-up, which is scheduled for release in 2012.

"Hell yeah! Of course, I'm Scotty - but I don't know yet, [we'll start] probably end of the year or beginning of the next," he said on the red carpet at the National Movie Awards.

Simon - who presented Ron Livingston with the gong for Breakthrough Movie at the ceremony - said it has been a good year for filmmaking, despite the economic crisis.

"There have been a lot of big movies, there have been a lot of smaller indie films that have done really well. The film industry persists, despite everything," he continued.

"We got a bit of a knock with the financial crisis - it's always tough to make films here in the UK because there's no central funding body but we've got the council, we've got the lottery and a lot of people who want to invest so hopefully we'll keep making films."