Sep 20 2015

The Aruba International Film Festival has announced its lineup with over 60 features and documentaries in competition at the fifth annual event.

Zachary Sluser’s The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel, will open the fest. Paz Fábrega’s Viaje has also been announced as the closing film.

Driftless Area, based on the novel of the same title by Tom Drury, centers on a budding love affair that causes a ripple effect in a quiet town. It premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.

This year’s lineup also includes the Caribbean premiere of The Lobster, starring Colin Farrell and Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz. Yorgos Lanthimos’ sci-fi comedy recently premiered at the Toronto and Cannes Film Festivals.

Also playing are Colombian drama La Tierra y la Sombra as well as Malin Ackerman-Nina Dobrev pic The Final Girls.

The Aruba Film Festival will be held October 7-11.

Sep 18 2015

Paramount, Skydance and Bad Robot have moved Star Trek Beyond back two weeks from July 8, 2016 to July 22, 2016, the studio announced Thursday.

Star Trek Beyond was going to open against Zac Efron‘s comedy ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ and Illumination Entertainment’s animated movie ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ but it will now go head-to-head with Guy Ritchie‘s ‘King Arthur’ and Fox’s animated movie ‘Ice Age: Collision Course.’

Star Trek Beyond will now arrive one week after Sony’s Ghostbusters and one week before the next chapter in Universal’s Bourne franchise.

Source: The Wrap

Aug 20 2015

A24 has picked up the U.S. rights to Green Room, Broad Green’s horror thriller starring Patrick Stewart and Anton Yelchin, ahead of its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

A24 is planning a theatrical run in spring 2016.

Jeremy Saulnier, who generated acclaim with this thriller Blue Ruin, helmed the movie, which sees Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat as members of a punk band that see something they shouldn’t while at a gig in an Oregon backwoods club. The club’s owners, led by a diabolical Stewart, decide this will be the band’s final appearance, leading to a life-or-death battle.

The film premiered at Cannes to reviews praising Stewart and Poots while noting the efficacy of the ultraviolence.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Jun 26 2015

Production is now underway in Vancouver on the tentatively titled Star Trek 3 (rumored to be called Star Trek Beyond).

Trek cast members Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Zoe Saldana (Uhura) took to their respective social media accounts to post photos of them getting made up for shooting a scene.

Fast and Furious veteran Justin Lin takes over the directorial reins from J.J. Abrams on this installment of the franchise. Trek 3’s on-location production code name is reportedly “Washington.”

Scotty actor Simon Pegg co-wrote the script with Doug Jung. The new cast reportedly includes Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella.

Source: IGN

Oct 30 2012

October 30, 2012Author: webmissComments Off on Anton to Star in ‘5 To 7’

Anton, alongside Diane Kruger, are attached to star in the romantic comedy 5 TO 7, written and to be directed by Victor Levin (AMC’s “Mad Men”), it was announced today by producers Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures and The Solution Entertainment Group’s (“The Solution”) co-founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.

Wilson and Nestel are on board as co-executive producers of the film with the company also handling international distribution rights. The Solution will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.

Scheduled to start production in late February 2013, 5 TO 7 is set in New York, where an aspiring novelist (Yelchin) has a cinq-a-sept affair with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat (Kruger). Cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens, with remarkable results in this romantic comedy.

“Vic Levin’s script has us in tears — we’re just not sure if it’s from laughing or crying. We’re excited about the grace and intelligence that he, Diane and Anton will bring to their interpretations of his beautiful story,” said Curtis and Lynn.

“This is just a great script with a wonderful cast attached and filmmakers involved who have a fantastic track record. It exactly matches our criteria of offering only the very best in independent filmmaking to our clients. The response to the project has been overwhelming,” said Wilson and Nestel.

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Sep 08 2012

Today, September 8th, marks the 46th anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s “Star Trek,” but ComingSoon.net is celebrating a little early with a juicy rumor to share. We’ve been been told that the 2013 J.J. Abrams sequel has chosen a title and will hit theaters as Star Trek Into Darkness.

Although we have not yet been able to officially confirm said title, the domain names www.startrekintodarkness.com and www.startrekintodarknessmovie were both registered yesterday through MarkMonitor, an anonymous domain registry service that just so happens to have been utilized by Paramount Pictures for recent URLs like their official G.I. Joe: Retaliation site.

We’ll bring you confirmation as soon as it’s available, but what is certain is that the film will star Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller with a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Damon Lindelof and that it will hit theaters on May 17, 2013 in 2D, 3D theaters and IMAX 3D versions.

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Nov 13 2011

November 13, 2011Author: Rachel1 Comment

Anton Yelchin’s had a pretty darned good year at the movies — good notices in The Beaver, funnier reviews for Fright Night and better still for his new film, Like Crazy, a bittersweet long distance romance, largely improvised, with co-star Felicity Jones.

None of the movies have been big box office, but we wondered if he even noticed that.

“I try to stay away from reviews and box office news because no matter what your appraisal of your work is – I have moments where I’ve doubted whether I did a good job, and people liked it, and moments where I was satisfied that people didn’t respond to at all.

“You can’t go into the world of rottentomatoes. For every review that makes you feel good, there’s another one to make you feel lousy. You’re setting yourself up to be disappointed either way. My psyche isn’t strong enough to withstand that sort of outside critique. I take criticism at work, but one it’s done and there’s nothing you can change about it, why put yourself through it?”

The only way for the 22 year old Anton to top this year would be to shoot a certified blockbuster in 2012. Which he is. He’s back in the role of Chekhov in the second J.J.
Abrams Star Trek movie.

“I’m stoked. They always keep us in the dark, sorta till the last minute. What’s happening, who’ll be in it and what the film will be like. It’s good to know that we’re making it and that J.J.’s directing it, is all I can say.

I have no idea what Benicio del Toro is playing. I read online, like everybody else, that he’s been having conversations with J.J. No idea what level that’s at. J.J. won’t even tell him what role it would be. That’s J.J.!

“I would be honored to be on the same set with Benicio del Toro in ANY role. If that works out, it’ll be great.”

Yelchin doesn’t “remember” his own Russian accent (He was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, in the former USSR). The one he has to recall for the movie comes from TV.

“I lost my accent years ago. 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.

“I love the original series. I didn’t know much about it until we did the first film, and I did so much research on it that I get excited by the idea of going back into all of that, looking at my notes on how to play Chekhov, watching his scenes again in the movies and the series.

“I’m honored to be able to pay tribute to Walter with these movies.”

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Nov 05 2011

Last night, Anton participated in the LA Times Young Hollywood Roundtable presented during the 2011 AFI Fest. Also on hand were Kirsten Dunst, Armie Hammer and Evan Rachel Wood. Head over to the gallery for the latest additions.

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