Star Trek’s new Chekov is talking a bit about the 2016 Star Trek movie, including his view on possibly working with William Shatner. See details below.
Yelchin Talks Trek 2016
In an interview promoting his new film Rudderless, Anton Yelchin answered a couple of questions about the 2016 Star Trek movie. Regarding the reports that William Shatner may have a role the actor said he had read the reports was very enthusiastic about the possibility of working with the legendary actor, telling Collider:
Totally! Absolutely, yeah! I don’t know anything about the project yet. They keep it under wraps until the last minute, for the world and for us. But if that is indeed true, William Shatner is one of the biggest icons in American pop culture. To be around him would be really incredible. He’s Captain Kirk. It would be like being with Leonard Nimoy, who’s also really incredible.
As for the shooting schedule, Yelchin had this to say:
All I really know is that they’re probably going to shoot it next year. They really do keep it under wraps for everyone involved, really, until it happens and they’re like, “Now, you show up for four or five months.” But, I have a fun time doing it. It’s a lot of fun. But, that’s Bad Robot’s process.
You can see Yelchin in the new drama Rudderless in limited theaters and VOD starting October 17th. More info at the official site. Watch the trailer below.
Yelchin signs up for new thriller and protests his next movie
Today it was reported that Yelchin is re-teaming with his Fright Night co-star Imegen Poots to star in Green Room, an indie thriller where Anton will play the leader of a punk band who witnesses a murder. The film is set to begin shooting in November.
As for the next film due in theaters, Anton will be appearing alongside Nicholas Cage in the espionage thriller Dying of the Light which will be released December 5th. The theatrical trailer was released yesterday. However, there is a wrinkle. Today, in a post on Facebook, the film’s director Paul Schrader made it clear that the film "was taken away" from him and "reedited, scored and mixed" without his input. Due to a non-disparagement clause, he could not say anything bad about the film However, but he did create a poster featuring himself, stars Yelchin and Cage, and producer Nic Winding Refn all wearing T-shirts with the non-disparagement clause.
Stars Anton Yelchin and Nick Cage join the producer and director in a special ‘non-disparagement’ poster for Dying of the Light – sending the message they don’t like the version that will be released in December