Star Trek 3 to be filmed in the UK?

Ryan Leston
29 November 2013
Star Trek 3 to be filmed in the UK?
Simon Pegg thinks Star Trek could move to the UK.

'Star Trek Into Darkness' actor Simon Pegg hints that the next 'Star Trek' movie might boldly go to the UK.

After relying on British talent such as Benedict Cumberbatch and Simon Pegg in 'Star Trek Into Darkness', it looks as though the 'Star Trek' franchise might explore strange new worlds as it heads to the UK. But while Simon Pegg hints that 'Star Trek 3' could beam across the pond, could this mean that the two major sci-fi franchises will be produced in Britain?

[J.J. Abrams apologises for Star Trek lens flare]

In an interview with BBC America, Simon Pegg discussed various film efforts that are relocating to the UK… and seems to have let slip that 'Star Trek 3' is considering a move, too.

"I know for a fact that 'Mission [Impossible 5]' is shooting here in the UK," he said. "There's a lot of big productions in the UK next year - 'Star Wars', 'The Avengers', 'Mission'. I think maybe even 'Star Trek 3', there's talk of it shooting here… so there won't be any crews for small films!"

Obviously, he starts to get a bit sheepish once he realises that he's let slip… and it sounds as though the folks at Paramount are certainly giving it some serious consideration. But will J.J. Abrams be tempted back on board the USS Enterprise? He will be in the same country after all…

[Joe Cornish once again linked to Star Trek 3?]

Of course, recent statements from the man himself have indicated that he will be producing 'Star Trek 3'… but that's about it. I mean, let's face it - he'll be pretty tied up in the galaxy far, far away for the foreseeable future. But with Joe Cornish rumoured to be taking his place, could this be a very British Trek film?

For now we'll have to wait and see… but I wouldn't expect any Union Jacks aboard the Enterprise anytime soon.

Do you think 'Star Trek 3' will come to the UK? What do we have to offer the 'Star Trek' universe? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves Star Trek. His favourite captain is Jean-Luc Picard and his favourite ship is the Enterprise-E. He absolutely loved Star Trek Into Darkness and can't wait for the next movie. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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