Anton Yelchin died in a freak car accident on Sunday outside his home in San Ferndando Valley. The Russian-born, American-raised actor was 27 years old.
Yelchin was best known for his role as Chekov in the J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies. The third film, Star Trek Beyond, is set to premiere on July 22.
See what other films the young actor was working on at the time of his death.
‘Star Trek Beyond’ – July 22
The third Star Trek movie finished filming in fall 2015. The film will hit theaters on July 22. Yelchin reprises his role as Ensign Pavel Chekov, the navigator of the starship Enterprise.
Yelchin found inspiration for Chekov’s Russian accent from Walter Koenig, who originally played the Star Trek character in the original TV series. He told IFC:
I think Walter Koenig’s accent is so great. The character he created is so great. He’s such a joyous character. In one of my favorite Star Trek episodes, all he does is spend the whole time macking on his girlfriend. That’s literally all he does in the episode!
Yelchin’s Star Trek co-stars and director paid tribute to their fallen comrade on social media.
‘Trollhunters’ – 2016
Guillermo del Toro announced just last week that Yelchin was part of the voice cast of his upcoming Netflix animated children’s series, Trollhunters. Yelchin voices the lead role, Jim, in a voice cast also featuring Kelsey Grammer and Ron Pearlman.
Netflix and Dreamworks Animation released the statement, “Our hearts are heavy with this tragic news and Anton’s family and friends are in our thoughts.” del Toro also tweeted a tribute to Yelchin.
‘Rememory’ – TBA
Yelchin boarded the Mark Palansky film Rememory back in 2012. The sci-fi drama was shot this spring and the late actor completed filming on the project, which stars Peter Dinklage and Julie Ormond, according to Variety.
Ormond stars as the widow Carolyn whose husband mysteriously died just before the release of his game-changing invention, according to Deadline. She discovers the memory recoding and playing device, and with the help of an unlikely friend (Dinklage), Carolyn uses the invention to get to the bottom of her husband’s death and more.
Rememory does not have a release date.
‘Thoroughbred’ – 2017
Yelchin also recently completed filming on Thoroughbred from debut director Corey Finley, whose play the movie is based on. He stars opposite Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy in a film about a two suburban teenage girls who share a volatile friendship and discover that a murder might solve both of their problems, according to Deadline.
Thoroughbred does not have a release date.
Taylor-Joy paid tribute to her late co-star on Instagram in a photo taken by Yelchin. She wrote:
This picture was taken by an intensely magic human being. Yes he was a phenomenal actor but he was also fiercely intelligent, kind, wickedly funny and a truly great friend. My broken heart goes out to his family- A, wherever you are, you are dearly loved and missed. Rest in peace.
‘We Don’t Belong Here’ – 2016
Originally titled The Greens Are Gone, the independent film We Don’t Belong Here stars Catherine Keener as the mother of a dysfunctional family who is pushed to her tipping point when her son, played by Yelchin, disappears, according to Variety. Peer Pedersen makes his directorial debut on the film, which does not have a release date.
The film also stars Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka as Keener’s bipolar daughter, whose reality is warped in magical realism, and Riley Keough and Annie Starke as her troubled grown daughters. Starke, the daughter of Glenn Close, makes her debut in the movie.
Porto – 2016
In this independent feature, Yelchin stars as an American man who experiences a life-altering night with a French woman (Luci Lucas) in the northern Portuguese city of Porto. It is directed by Gabe Klinger, who co-wrote the script with Larry Gross.
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