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Posts Tagged ‘Yelchin’

Yelchin In Negotiations For Very Good Girls

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Star Trek XI‘s Anton Yelchin is in final negotiations for a role in Naomi Foner‘s Very Good Girls.

Actresses Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen are also in negotiation for starring roles in Very Good Girls, which is due to begin filming this June.


Yelchin: In The Dark

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Waiting to begin work on Star Trek 2, Anton Yelchin admits that he is in the dark when it comes to details about the sequel, but he is eager and ready to get to work on the film.

The actor also spoke about his Russian accent, explaining that even though he was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, his natural accent is long-gone. “I lost my accent years ago,” he said. “My accent is just for the movies. Walter Koenig‘s accent was so fun and wonderful to fool around with. It’s like the original series itself. It’s got this great camp quality to it. I embrace that.”


Yelchin: It’s Going To Be Fun

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

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.”


Star Trek 2 Is Unimaginable Without Abrams

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Zachary Quinto and Anton Yelchin could not imagine Star Trek 2 without J.J. Abrams as director and they are happy that he will be directing the sequel.

“I would have never imagined that he wouldn’t come back or that…a lot of the key players wouldn’t have returned for the second one,” said Quinto. “But I guess it was a possibility, so that I’m glad there’s not doubt about that [ the Abrams return]. It’s really starting to ramp up in a big way…”


Yelchin: Like Crazy

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Anton Yelchin will be seen later this month in Like Crazy, a film where Yelchin had to improvise his dialogue when it came to his character Jacob.

In Like Crazy, British student Anna (Felicity Jones), meets and falls in love with Jacob (Yelchin) while attending college in California. She overstays her visa to be with Jacob for a while longer but long-term this has the effect of getting her banned from the U.S. and the pair must then struggle with maintaining a long-distance relationship and fighting the legal battles Anna must endure while trying to return to the U.S.


Trek Star TV Alert

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Fans of Star Trek XI should tune in to ABC later tonight as two actors from the movie will be making a late night show appearance.

Zoë Saldana (Uhura) and Anton Yelchin (Chekov) will be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. They will be promoting their latest movies; Colombiana for Saldana and Fright Night for Yelchin.

Jimmy Kimmel Live airs on ABC at midnight.

Thanks to Cappy for the tip!

Yelchin: While Waiting For Star Trek 2

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Even though Anton Yelchin is looking forward to Star Trek 2, other projects are keeping him busy.

Yelchin’s latest film is a remake of Fright Night, due out this Friday. In Fright Night, Yelchin portrays Charley Brewster, a young man who suspects his new neighbor of being a vampire.


Yelchin As Clumsy Smurf

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Anton Yelchin, Star Trek XI‘s Chekov, recently voiced a character in the hybrid live-action and animated 3-D family comedy The Smurfs.

Yelchin voiced the character of Smurf Clumsy, an unlucky Smurf. Where Clumsy goes, bad luck is sure to follow.


Yelchin: Ready For Trek Sequel

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

While making the rounds to promote The Beaver, Anton Yelchin spoke briefly about Star Trek 2 and reprising the character of Chekov.

Yelchin, like the other Star Trek 2 actors, has no idea when actual filming begins. “It should be at some point,” he said. “At some point, we will make it.”


Yelchin Joins Odd Thomas

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Star Trek XI‘s Anton Yelchin has accepted the lead role in an adaptation of Dean Koontz‘s Odd Thomas.

Yelchin is the first to sign up for Odd Thomas, which is the “story of an ordinary man (Thomas) with an extraordinary gift,” the ability to communicate with the dead. He must use this gift to prevent a mass catastrophe from occurring.


Yelchin: Trek Bizarre Without Abrams

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Although Anton Yelchin has no new information about Star Trek XII, he does know one thing, that he would prefer J.J. Abrams to direct the movie.

MTV caught up with Yelchin at Sundance, where he was promoting his latest film Like Crazy. “I know we’re going to shoot at some point,” said Yelchin when asked about Star Trek XII, “but I really don’t know anything.”


New Yelchin Spider-Man Rumor

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Even though Anton Yelchin was passed over for the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man, he may yet appear in the film, which is due out in 2012.

Rumor has it that Yelchin is up for the role of Harry Osborn, which was previously played by James Franco in the original series.

Did Yelchin, who was on the short list for the role of Peter Parker, impress the producers enough during that process to be considered for another role in the movie?

Time will tell.

No Spidey For Yelchin

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The role of Peter Parker has been cast for Spider-Man and Anton Yelchin didn’t get the role.

Andrew Garfield (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) will be playing Peter Parker in the 3D film, written by Jamie Vanderbilt and to be directed by Marc Webb.

Yelchin was one of the finalists for the role. Other finalists included:

  • Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot)
  • Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass)
  • Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief)
  • Alden Ehrenreich (Tetro)
  • Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince)
  • Michael Angerano (Lords of Dogtown)

Spider-Man will release on July 3, 2012.

Yelchin Is Spider-Man Finalist

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Anton Yelchin, Star Trek XI‘s Chekov, is on the final list of candidates to play Peter Parker in Sony’s Spider-Man.

The studio wants to finish casting the main role so it can move on to casting other roles for Spider-Man, which begins production before the end of the year.


Trek Actor Casting News

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Anton Yelchin is in talks for a movie reboot and Faran Tahir will be guest-starring on a SyFy show.

Yelchin, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as Chekov in Star Trek XI, is in talks to star as Peter Parker in the reboot of Spider-Man.