Simon talks to astronaut Kate Rubins about science fiction and life on the International Space Station!
From Entertainment Weekly:
A never-before-seen deleted sequence from Star Wars: The Force Awakens has revealed the fate of Unkar Plutt, the blobfish-like junk dealer who made Rey’s life miserable on the desert world of Jakku.
As fans of the movie already know, Rey escaped Plutt’s clutches when she, Finn, and BB-8 stole the Millennium Falcon while fleeing from the First Order. Plutt (played by Simon Pegg) was last seen shaking his fists at the vanishing starship and crying out, “That’s mine!”
The theft of a prized vehicle proved to be enough comeuppance for the character, but this newly released deleted scene, available on the upcoming 3-D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray release, shows that director and co-writer J.J. Abrams originally had an even more brutal ending in mind for the side villain. (Those who read the movie’s novelization already have a hint of what’s to come.)
“With Star Trek Beyond opening in theaters this weekend, the other day I landed an exclusive video interview with Simon Pegg and Karl Urban. Since they’ve been answering a lot of the same questions about Star Trek, plus the fact that I didn’t want to talk about spoilers from the movie, I decided to ask some fun questions. We talked about what they collect, favorite video game consoles, Pegg’s Harrison Ford picture, what they’d like to see in a Star Wars anthology movie, Pete’s Dragon, Thor: Ragnarok and a lot more. And while I think the entire interview is a lot of fun, I strongly suggest watching the last minute or two where they try and out franchise each other. Trust me, it’ll make you laugh.”
Excited to announce that Simon’s working onboard the USS Omaze to beam one of YOU to the Star Trek Beyond premiere! You’ll walk the red carpet, meet the cast and filmmakers, AND support a good cause in the process. Give her all she’s got…
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Simon Pegg is putting the sci-fi down for a second, having boarded noir thriller Terminal alongside Margot Robbie.
Mike Myers, Max Irons and Dexter Fletcher also have joined the film, which is currently shooting in Hungary and is being directed by Vaughn Stein from his own screenplay. David Barron of Beagle Pug (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) and Molly Hassell (The Trust, Barely Lethal) will produce alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Robbie under their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.
Terminal follows two hit men (Fletcher and Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a large paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair discover that a dynamic woman named Annie (Robbie) may be more involved than they had originally suspected.