Simon Pegg is raring up for the release of his next movie, Star Trek, as most fans and people involved with the movie are. But within the chaos of that project, Pegg took the time to inform his fans via his MySpace blog that he would be lending his voice to the next installment in the Ice Age series — Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Pegg will be playing a one-eyed weasel named Buck, who will apparently be a little out of his mind due to an extended period of time living in solitude.
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Well it’s been reported on Empire Online, so I guess it’s out there. For the last year, I have been working with those splendid folks over at Blue Sky Studios, creators of the Ice Age series on the latest and surely greatest installment, Dawn Of The Dinosaurs. The third Ice Age movie sees Manny, Diego and the gang lost in a mysterious, subterranean, prehistoric wilderness populated by everyone’s favorite extinct species. Among the inhabitants of this lost world is a lone mammal; a courageous, swashbuckling, one eyed weasel by the name of Buck. Years of solitude have left Buck slightly unhinged, possessed of a Captain Ahab like obsession with a gigantic albino Baryonyx by the name of Rudy.
It occurred to me a while back, that I haven’t made a movie that my nieces and god children can watch and thus understand what it is Uncle Simon actually does. When the chance to join the Ice Age family came up early last year, I jumped at it and have subsequently had a blast bringing Buck to life over the last 12 months or so. The movie will be in 3D where possible and what I have seen of the finished thing is genuinely breath taking. It’s out in July, as is my own little one, who now won’t have to wait until teendom to watch one of Dad’s films.