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Anton Yelchin’s tragic death Sunday came just three weeks before the 27-year-old actor was set to start shooting his directorial debut, “Travis,” which he also wrote.
The crime thriller was scheduled to start production on July 11 in what Yelchin called “the lonely landscape of the San Fernando Valley,” said his friend and collaborator Keith Kjarval, a producer on the movie. Callum Turner was set to play the title character alongside co-stars Alia Shawkat and Milla Jovovich. The film centered on an actor and amateur photographer who witnesses the murder of a young woman after following her back to her apartment.
“We were calling it a voyeuristic crime thriller,” Kjarval said. “It was neo-noir, very urgent in morality, like a Dardennes brothers film.” Marilyn Manson was in talks to do the score for the movie, which was going to be shot by director of photography Sean Price Williams (“Heaven Knows What”).
“The patient exploration of the moments where we are the most human is what Anton was interested in with this film,” Kjarval said. “It was a deeply personal film and I’m convinced it would have been one of many films he directed.”
“Travis” would have been the third collaboration between Yelchin and Kjarval, who produced 2015’s “The Driftless Area” and 2014’s “Rudderless.” Yelchin named the lead character in his directorial debut after Robert De Niro’s character Travis Bickle in Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” Yelchin’s favorite film.
“I know for sure that this film was going to reveal the undeniable and indisputable fact that Anton is a very rare and exceptionally gifted artist,” Kjarval said. “The amount of research and photography and art that he was pouring into this film was inspiring.”
For producer Gary Schultz, who co-produced “The Driftless Area” and “Rudderless” and was also working on “Travis,” Yelchin’s future as an actor-director seemed inevitable. “A lot of the time when actors say they’re going to direct a movie, you kind of roll your eyes, but with Anton, he was such a student of film that I just assumed someday he would,” Schultz said. “He had such an interest in storytelling.”
Yelchin’s passion for acting allowed him to be one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, taking role after role with little or no break between jobs. “Anton was always really into the way the old studio actors would work on four, five, or six movies a year, going from project to project, just immersing themselves,” Schultz said. “That’s why he had such a big body of work at 27.”
Yelchin was also obsessive about film history, watching two to three films per day at times, according to Kjarval. “When he becomes interested in something, he immerses himself in it and becomes somewhat of an expert in it,” Kjarval said. “The thing that he loved most was film and cinema.”
On the day Yelchin died, Kjarval spoke to him on the phone about his plans to watch a Gaspar Noé movie as a part of his research for “Travis.”
“He said, ‘There are a couple of shoes that I remember a character wearing that I think I want Callum to wear in this film,’” Kjarval said. “That’s kind of Anton. He had such a meticulous vision for the things he was interested in and the stories he wanted to tell.”
Drake Doremus fondly remembers a flight he took with his Sundance star, who died June 19 at age 27.
I first met Anton through producer Jonathan Schwartz when I was casting Like Crazy, a tiny indie that ended up changing all of our lives. At our first meeting, I knew he was the one: He was just 21, but he was an old soul, perfect for the part of Jacob. Thankfully he and Felicity Jones, whom I already had cast, hit it off and developed a chemistry I could have only dreamed of.
We didn’t have a traditional script to guide us but rather an outline with specific emotional journeys, so I encouraged the actors to bring a lot to the table. Before filming, the three of us spent a lot of time talking about past relationships and love and our lives. We put so much of ourselves into the project. The film is a time capsule of where we were at that moment, which makes looking back at it so special.
We shot in L.A. for a couple of weeks, then headed to London to shoot for a week there. We were a tiny film, so we all flew economy. Felicity crawled into the window seat, and then, without a moment’s hesitation, Anton jumped into the middle — not the most fun place to be on a long flight — so I could sit comfortably on the aisle and he could be between us.
The entire flight we watched Family Guy and laughed and acted silly. At some point the sun began to rise, and we grabbed the camera and shot Felicity for the scene where she’s going back to see Anton at the end. Nothing will ever top that flight — just being together, a family on a journey, not knowing or caring about the outcome.
The whole filmmaking process was that organic and pure. When it was done, and we were accepted to Sundance, I couldn’t believe it. Felicity and I were older than Anton, but he was the most experienced filmmaker among all of us, so he was chill about the whole thing and showed us the way. In Park City in January 2011, we had the time of our lives, sharing our journey with audiences. It was the most exciting and magical week of my life — and it was incredible to share that with Anton.
It’s hard to comprehend that he’s gone. He was limitless. He was dynamic. He was smart. He cared about the right things. He was an artist in the truest sense: He didn’t do movies for any reason other than because he loved a character and wanted to be in its skin. He could have and would have done anything he wanted to do — and done it well.
It breaks my heart that he won’t get the chance. But after talking with Felicity and trying to comprehend everything, I just feel so grateful that he was in our lives. He changed our lives.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hi guys, it’s been a sad few days for all of us Anton fans. I’m writing this post to let you all know I’m not closing this site. My plan is to turn it into a tribute site; continuing posting updates on his yet-to-be-released projects and filling up the gallery with movie screen captures, whatever missing event photos that I do not have yet in the gallery that I’m able to get some time, DVD/Blu-ray releases, etc. Hope you follow the site’s Twitter (@AYelchinOnline) for updates.
I’ll probably start with preparing whole new layouts as I officially turn it into a tribute site. For other things, I might create a fanlisting, and/or a Tumblr. I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to keep the site name, or change it into a new one, but I’m not sure what name I should change it to. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share with us, via Twitter or email.
I would also like to thank everyone sending tweets to us on Twitter and tagging the site on several tweets/pictures. I honestly don’t know how to reply because I didn’t know Anton personally, I’m just a fan like all of you. And pressing the ‘like’ button just feels weird to me. So thank you, I read them all and I appreciate it. :)
Lastly, kindly keep Anton’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. It’s such a tragic time and I can’t imagine what they’re going through.
I honestly don’t know how to write this; the devastating news about Anton is still a shock to me. Rest in peace, Anton, and thank you for sharing such a rare talent with us. You will be missed and never forgotten. As for this site, I’m keeping it. I’ll turn it into a tribute site, but I’m not really sure yet how and where to begin.
Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman & Anton Yelchin will headline the voice cast of Trollhunters, the upcoming Netflix animated series from creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation. The family event series will premiere in December 2016. Del Toro made the announcement today at the Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy, France during a career retrospective discussion.
Trollhunters features a tale of two fantastical worlds set to collide in an epic saga. Set in the fictional suburb of Arcadia, our unlikely hero, Jim (Yelchin), and his two best friends make a startling discovery that beneath their hometown lies a hidden battle between good trolls and bad, the outcome of which will impact their lives forever.
Yelchin’s Jim is an ordinary teenage boy whose discovery of a mystical amulet sets his life on a course filled with high-stakes adventure. Grammer plays Blinky, a kind-hearted troll who befriends Jim; and Perlman provides the voice of Bular, a sinister troll who targets Jim and his friends for battle.