Jun 23 2016

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

Jun 22 2016

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.

Jun 20 2016

June 20, 2016Author: Jasper8 Comments

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.

Details about his death as reported by CNN are under the cut.

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Jun 15 2016

June 15, 2016Author: Jasper1 Comment

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.

Source: Deadline

May 27 2016

Two new posters have been released for Star Trek Beyond. Here’s the one featuring Anton as Chekov.

May 26 2016

The 10-episode straight-to-series drama is based on the Stephen King best-seller and hails from showrunner David E. Kelley. The Sonar-produced project will premiere in 2018.

AT&T’s Audience Network is adding another high-profile scripted drama to its roster.

The home of originals including Kingdom has handed out a 10-episode straight-to-series order for David E. Kelley’s adaptation of Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Brendan Gleeson and Anton Yelchin have been tapped to star in the project produced by Sonar Entertainment. Mr. Mercedes will premiere in 2018 on both DirecTV and AT&T Uverse.

Mr. Mercedes centers on a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Gleeson will play Detective Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is driven out of retirement after an old nemesis reappears, while Yelchin will portray Brady Hartsfield, a mentally deranged ice cream truck driver and IT worker for Cyber Patrol (aka Geek Squad) who is secretly the Mercedes Killer.

Source: Hollywood Reporter