It seems that an actor has been cast to play Scotty in the upcoming Trek movie..
The search for a Scot is over… and it’s an Englishman! Variety is reporting that British actor, writer and comedian Simon Pegg has won the role of Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. The 37-year-old beat out a number of others who were up for role of Trek’s most famous engineer, including Stargate’s Paul McGillion.
I was hoping that McGillion would get the part, I think he’s great and I was very sad when they wrote him out of Atlantis. It’s great, though, that the efforts of lots of fans to make their voices heard have been taken note of by the Atlantis PTB and he’ll be returning for at least a couple of episodes in the fourth season.