Star Trek 2 will begin filming early next year and Anton Yelchin is looking forward to working with everyone associated with the movie.
“It’ll be a lot of fun,” he said. “The thing about that movie is that the people are so great that are involved.”
Yelchin went on to praise J.J. Abrams. “I think J.J. is brilliant,” he said. “I’m proud of this film and I’m equally proud of Star Trek. They’re completely different universes, no pun intended. But they’re both, for what they are, really good films. So I’m excited to go back because those guys want to make another really good film. I don’t know anything about what they’re doing and they keep you in the dark until the last minute, but I do know that they want to make something really good, which is exciting. And it’ll be fun to fly around in a spaceship again at Paramount, and to be with those guys again.’
Meanwhile, working on Like Crazy made Yelchin appreciate the world of small films. “…there’s technology and means available to edit something at home and to shoot it on a consumer-level camera for no money with ten people on the crew, a small group of really dedicated people, I can’t say that enough, how fundamental it is to the evolution of the industry and the development of filmmaking outside of spectacle filmmaking, “he said. “I’m a huge supporter of it. I was talking with a buddy of mine about pitching in and making small movies for like five grand, ten grand.
“I’d love to direct and write, and of course keep acting. But if someone needed a couple grand to make a small movie, I’m all for it. I’m just a huge supporter of this universe of filmmaking. It’s just fundamental.”