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  • Anton Yelchin's Sci-Fi Short 'Rise' Being Developed Into Feature-Length Movie

    Hacksaw Ridge producer Brian Oliver and Filmula’s Johnny Lin are developing a feature-length version of the dystopian short Rise, which starred the late Anton Yelchin. The five-minute short, directed by David Karlak, takes place in a world where man’s attempt to create artificial intelligence has spun wildly out of control, leading to a war between man and machine. Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton wrote the script for the short.

  • Sundance Report: Anton Yelchin's Final Films

    When Alton Yelchin died suddenly last year, he left behind a small library of completed, but yet-to-be-released films, including one Hollywood blockbuster and a handful of smaller movies. The blockbuster was Star Trek: Beyond, the third entry in the rebooted big-screen Trek franchise, which had placed Yelchin in Walter Koenig’s old chair as Russian navigator Pavel Chekov.

  • ‘Trollhunters’: Good Netflix Family Fun

    Overseen by director Guillermo del Toro and based on a book he co-wrote with Daniel Kraus, Trollhunters, premiering Friday on Netflix, is a handsome-looking animated series. Trollhunters, co-produced by DreamWorks Animation, comes in handy, bite-size, less-than-half-hour episodes that initially play up the contrast between supernatural danger and the more common yet also stressful challenges of high school life. Jim is a good central figure for both scenarios, voiced by Anton Yelchin, in one of his final roles.

  • Chris Pine and More Stars Attend Anton Yelchin’s Photo Exhibit 5 Months After the Actor’s Death

    Chris Pine and other members of the Star Trek family joined the star-studded list of guests at the Anton Yelchin Photography Exhibit’s grand opening at the Other Gallery in Los Angeles on Saturday. Yelchin, best known for his roles in the Star Trek films and Terminator Salvation, died in June in a freak car accident at the age of 27. The exhibit contains 40 images and all proceeds will go toward the Anton Yelchin Foundation, which seeks to “empower children and filmmaking students,” according to Extra.

  • Walter Koenig Reveals Favorite 'Star Trek' Movies, Salutes Anton Yelchin, and Approves Continuing Films Without Chekov

    When Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry assembled the crew of the starship Enterprise in 1966, he wanted to feature a staff that reflected the diversity of his utopian future. In Roddenberry’s vision of the 23rd century, Starfleet officers of all cultures and colors would serve alongside each other without petty conflicts interfering with their five-year missions into deep space. The inclusion of Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) and Sulu (George Takei) on the Enterprise bridge as was a progressive step forward for network television, and Roddenberry upped the ante in Season 2 by adding a new character: Russian officer Pavel Chekov, played by Chicago-born actor Walter Koenig.

  • Anton Yelchin Received Jeep Recall Notice 7 Days After His Death

    A recall notice for a Jeep Grand Cherokee was mailed to actor Anton Yelchin seven days after he was killed in a freak roll away accident, his family’s attorney said Tuesday. Yelchin’s parents filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday against the vehicle’s manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler, as well as ZF North America, which manufactured the gear shift. Fiat... <a href="" title="Read Anton Yelchin Received Jeep Recall Notice 7 Days After His Death">Read more »</a><img src=";c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>

  • Comic-Con: J.J. Abrams, Cast and Crew Honor Anton Yelchin at 'Star Trek Beyond' Premiere

    The Star Trek Beyond world premiere was a night of firsts. Also for the first time at a world premiere, a ninety-piece orchestra was on hand to provide live accompaniment of the film’s score. Sadly, it was also the first Star Trek premiere since the series was rebooted without co-star Anton Yelchin in attendance.

  • J.J. Abrams Won't Re-Cast Anton Yelchin's Role in 'Star Trek' Movies

    Producer J.J. Abrams has decided that Anton Yelchin’s Pavel Chekov character will not be re-cast for future Star Trek movies. “I would say there’s no replacing him,” Abrams told the Toronto Sun. “There’s no recasting. Abrams told the newspaper he could not disclose if the next Star Trek film would include the death of Chekov’s character.

  • Despite Turmoil, 'Star Trek' Cast Embraces Films Beyond 'Beyond'

    The Enterprise is going beyond Star Trek Beyond. With the latest big-screen episode in the vaunted 50-year-old franchise still days away, Paramount announced Monday that there would be fourth installment featuring J.J. Abrams’ rebooted cast. Although the studio had moved to lock up stars Chris Pine (Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock) to additional films over a year ago, there had been some question about the future following the troubled production of Beyond.

  • Zachary Quinto Pays Tribute to Anton Yelchin: His Death Was 'Absolutely Devastating'

    Zachary Quinto paid tribute to his “Star Trek” co-star Anton Yelchin during “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Friday.

  • Why Kat Dennings’s Instagram Feed Is Breaking Our Hearts

    Actor Anton Yelchin, who was killed in a car accident, “was one of my best friends. Can’t say anything that conveys what this feels like," said Kat Dennings in her Instagram account, filled with loving posts of the two friends.

  • What to Stream: Three Anton Yelchin Movies Worth Watching

    Only 27, Anton Yelchin had built an impressive résumé of films that showed his ability and range as an actor. Best known for the energy and life he brought to the "Star Trek" franchise as Chekov, Yelchin has several other movies worth viewing.

  • 'Like Crazy' Director Pens Tribute to Anton Yelchin: "He Was an Artist in the Truest Sense"

    Drake Doremus fondly remembers a flight he took with his Sundance star, who died June 19 at age 27

  • 'Star Trek Beyond' Cast Cancels Appearance Following Anton Yelchin's Death

    Chris Pine, John Cho, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto had been scheduled to discuss the film Wednesday morning.

  • Anton Yelchin Died About One Minute After His Accident, Coroner Says

    Anton Yelchin died around a minute after his car accident, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has confirmed to ET.

  • Anton Yelchin in His Own Words: 'How Many Different People Can I Play?'

    Revisiting an in-depth chat with the actor, tragically killed in a freak accident yesterday at the age of 27, from 2011 with the Hollywood Reporter during promotion for the film 'Like Crazy'

  • Original 'Star Trek' Chekov Walter Koenig Mourns Anton Yelchin

    Walter Koenig, the actor who brought the character of Pavel Chekov to life in the original Star Trek TV series and subsequent films, only met Anton Yelchin once, but it was memorable. “We spoke on a sound stage for about two hours,” Koenig said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Anton Yelchin's Most Memorable Movie Roles

    Hollywood lost one of its brightest young stars early Sunday morning with the tragic passing of Anton Yelchin, the 27-year-old Russian-born actor best known for his work as Pavel Chekov in the rebooted Star Trek franchise. While Yelchin will reprise that role in this July’s Star Trek Beyond, it was hardly the only notable credit on his impressive résumé, which exhibited a remarkable balance between big-budget franchise fare and smaller, more daring indie work. His life has been cut tragically short, but he leaves behind a formidable screen legacy, which we honor today with this sorrowful role recap.

  • 'Star Trek': The Stealth Musical Revealed!

    The Star Trek crew has adventure in their soul… and a song in their heart. After infiltrating the shoot of Star Trek Beyond and snooping around the sets (full disclosure: we were invited), we made a startling discovery. “We’re on set 15 hours a day, three hours of which is actually shooting so you have to find ways to entertain yourself,” Chris Pine, a.k.a.

  • 'The Driftless Area' Trailer: Watch Anton Yelchin Summon Zooey Deschanel (Exclusive)

    Imagine falling in love with someone who is dead. Based on the Tom Drury novel of the same name, The Driftless Area explores such an idea — and more. A neo-noir crime drama, the film stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) as Pierre, a young man who returns to his hometown following the death of his parents. Soon he finds himself captivated by a mysterious woman named Stella (Zooey Deschanel, star of Fox’s The New Girl), who saves him after he falls down a well shaft.