'Hot Fuzz' and 'Shaun of the Dead' star Simon Pegg is to play chief engineer Scotty in the new 'Star Trek' movie.

The Hollywood Reporter says that 'Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies' star John Cho is to play Sulu in the film, while Australian actor Eric Bana will play the villain, Nero.

JJ Abrams, the creator of 'Lost' and 'Alias', is in the director's chair.

The film is due to shoot from November 2007 to March 2008.