Anton Yelchin Leaves Behind Several Unreleased Films, TV Series

Anton Yelchin
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Anton Yelchin, who died in a freak car accident Sunday, leaves behind several completed films and a high-profile animated TV show that have not yet been released.

Most notably, Yelchin will be seen next reprising his role as Pavel Chekov in Paramount’s “Star Trek Beyond,” which debuts on July 22. It’s the third time he’s starred as the Russian ensign since Paramount re-booted the franchise in 2009, then released “Star Trek Into Darkness” in 2013.

Yelchin also stars in Netflix’s upcoming animation series “Trollhunters” for Guillermo del Toro and DreamWorks Animation, which premieres in December. He voices the lead role, Jim, in series opposite the voices of Kelsey Grammer and Ron Perlman. The announcement was made last week at France’s Annecy Festival and marks Del Toro’s first work for kids and families.

“Our hearts are heavy with this tragic news and Anton’s family and friends are in our thoughts,” Netflix and DreamWorks Animation said in a statement.


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Del Toro tweeted a tribute to Yelchin: “Anton was a sweetheart. Absolutely a great creative partner and artist. The sweetest, most humble, delightful, talented guy you’d ever meet. Worked together for about a year. Shocked.”

Yelchin had also recently completed filming the psychological thriller “Thoroughbred” for June Pictures and B Story. He starred opposite Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy, with Cory Finley making his directorial debut from a script based on his play about a tempestuous friendship between two suburban teenage girls.

The young actor had also completed filming the sci-fi drama “Rememory” opposite Peter Dinklage, in a story about a professor who mysteriously dies on the eve of releasing his life-changing invention.

Yelchin had also shot two other independent titles that have not yet been released —  the family drama “We Don’t Belong Here” opposite Catherine Keener;  and “Porto,” a romance-drama set in the Portuguese city of Porto.

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  1. He was a big favorite of mine ever since Charlie Bartlett, a movie I still enjoy. To his parents…I am so sorry for your great loss I have children and grandchildren. I can’t imagine your grief. Everything I read or hear about Anton shows him to be a wonderful young man.

  2. Jake says:

    I’ve seen him in movies here and there and just saw him in Green Room. It sucks.


  4. JL says:

    Green Room?

  5. silmarie2014 says:

    So sorry to hear this news…. it always breaks my heart when this happens to people wayh before their time… or at least how we conceive before their time 27 is crazy… but it happens a lot. R.I.P. Anton. I’m sure your family is totally devastated. Condolences to family and loved ones… it’s never easy.

  6. Robert Clemens says:

    He didn’t die in a traffic accident. It was a freak accident in his own driveway.

  7. parstl says:

    Goes to show you that life is short and any of us can be gone in a second. Condolences for his family.

  8. Canadagraphs says:

    I have had the privilege of meeting Anton several times over the years in Toronto and in Vancouver, and each time he was pure class. When Is aw this news I was truly gutted even though theres not a lot of things I have seen him in.
    Rest In Peace Anton.
    My condolences to his family, friends and fans.

  9. William Brent Bell says:

    Anton carved a very good career for himself in such a short time. He worked with some of the best and brightest directors, who saw his enourmous talent. He had many great films left in him. RIP.

  10. Carmen Reimer says:

    I’ve been admiring his quiet, soft spoken raspy, voice in all his roles. He played a very wise child in, I believe, an HBO series, the title I can not recall. When he was in a scene he emitted an aura that quietly commanded your attention.
    What a shame. My condolences to.all his loved ones.

    • Sandra says:

      I first saw Anton in the HBO series “Huff” and always enjoyed his insightful work. He was able to play both older and younger than his chronological age at any time. He was on my “watch this” list because no matter what role he played, it was always a quality project. I will miss Anton Yelchin’s work. Condolences to his family and friends, and fans.

  11. Mark says:

    R.I.P Anton.

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