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'Star Trek 2' to shoot this year?

Simon Pegg outside BBC Radio One after appearing on the Edith Bowman show, London


Simon Pegg has revealed that the sequel to Star Trek could start shooting by as early as the end of the year.

The 40-year-old, who plays engineer Scotty in the sci-fi franchise reboot, admitted that he has been nagging director J.J. Abrams to kickstart work on the second movie.

He told Empire: "I bug J.J. on a regular basis and he just fobs me off. But I saw Zoe Saldana recently and she reckons that it's going to be soon.

"I would imagine it'll be toward the end of the year, but I can't guarantee it."

However, actor Zachary Quinto - who portrays Vulcan Spock - has previously affirmed that he wants two years away from the franchise.

The as-yet-untitled update is expected for release in 2012.

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