According to Cinema Blend on Monday, "Shaun of the Dead's" Simon Pegg took to arms in order to defend the director of "Star Trek 3" movie, Roberto Orci. It was Pegg that had worked with the director on "Mission Impossible 3" and they had such a lengthy working relationship that this motivation may have lead to Pegg coming to Orci's defense.
It seems Pegg's familiarity was key to this outcome and not necessarily that of friendship. This would stand to reason that Pegg's likely familiar with the directing styles of Orci. This is the first time director of the "Star Trek" universe and he has been considered by Pegg as part of the family to this rebooted franchise.
However, Orci won't be joining the screenwriting predecessors who had been involved with J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek: Into Darkness" but rather he'll be teaming up with a new team of screen writers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay.
"Bob's been there since the first Star Trek - by that I mean the 2009 one - so it seemed to make perfect sense that he come in as a director on this one because he gets it. He was always the most Trekkie of all of those guys anyway. He's always understood the story the best, so it's great that he's going to be involved in the writing and directing."
It should be noted that the new director is up for a challenge as he's never actually directed a film. There's a first time for everything, to it's Orci's time to shine. That being said, there seems to be a backing of him by Pegg and it seems surely that's something to take note of as well.
Having that kind of confidence from the "The World's End" actor should count for something. The director well also have the backing of "Star Wars 7's" J.J. Abrams as producer as well. Chances are, and according to Pegg, he feels that Abrams thinks that "Star Trek" is still his baby and thus can't completely let go. Also, while he hasn't completely let go, it appears in a recent tease by Abrams in celebration of the UNICEF contest, he tweeted a picture of a robotic hand holding onto a message of thanks.
Though there is no release date as of yet for "Star Trek 3" Pegg does mention that production is predicting it for sometime in 2016.