Chris Pine attends the "Star Trek Into Darkness" stage greeting at Toho Cinemas Roppongi on August 13, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.
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January 22, 2015 7:27 AM EST

Star Trek 3 has found new writers and a new director.

Doug Jung, the co-creator of the television series Dark Blue, and Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty in the Star Trek franchise, will co-write the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Justin Lin will direct.

The new team needed to come on board after Roberto Orci, who was writing and supposed to direct the film, left the project. This film will be the third in the Star Trek movie franchise, following the successes of 2009’s Star Trek and 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness.

The movie is still set to be released in July 2016.


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