Friday, July 17, 2009

Sneaking a peek


Edited to add
: Empire Online has a couple more exclusive images from PoP. Me likey!




According to EW: For a sweet, glossy copy of the photo and other exclusive first looks, be sure to pick up this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Check. Sweet and glossy gets delivered right to my door. But EW neglected to say there would be writing all over the sweet and glossy and that none of the background art would be included.

I guess that's the point. It does embiggen to huge proportions if you click on it.


In other news, how does a month and a half pass without me knowing Jake's made the big time? And by that I mean - 36 Across from the NYTimes Crossword on 6/8/09.


How cool is that!

Photos courtesy of EW and IHJ
Scan courtesy of GyllenBabble

90 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow thanks for the scan FL, Jake loks mighty fine.

FluorescentLamp said...

I wonder if Disney is saving all the artwork suvee described for roll-out later. This is a great action shot, but the other artwork sounds much more magnificent.

FluorescentLamp said...

But I do love the way his hair looks in this shot.

FL <---hair obsessed.

sheba baby said...

Thanks FL!!! Love how he looks but you right FL, Suvee's descriptions of the artwork were great.

Love the hair too!

sheba baby said...

36 across, great find FL and yeah it's pretty cool!

get real said...

That poster is all sorts of awesome!! Jake is looking all sorts of sexy and cool. ;p

Oh, how cool that Jake was in the NY Times crossword!

Have a great Friday everyone...super hot here.

shondra said...

Thanks for the scan FL, he looks sexy and badass!! I hope Jake saw that NYT crossword, that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

I just thought of something. Maybe Jake is growing his hair out so they can out the extensions in and they will dress him up as the PoP for ComiCon. I think it would be awful to make him do that. I hope that won't happen.

UltraViolet said...

Thanks for the post, FL and greetings from across the pond. What a great site to sign on to see! This is a less magnificent shot than suvee described, but it's also very cool.

So I'm visiting London a year late for Jake sightings, but I did chuckle as we passed Whole Foods and other Jake spots.

I'll be away for Comic Con but I do hope Jake makes an appearance!

Oh, and yay for the crossword! I've been waiting and waiting for Jake to be in the NYT puzzle. It's only the Monday edition, but it's a start :)

Monica said...

Good night, babblers!

Thanks, FL. Jake is great as Dastan!

Reese Witherspoon Arrives In Philly:
Philly.com

agent_krycek said...

So I'm visiting London a year late for Jake sightings, but I did chuckle as we passed Whole Foods and other Jake spots.

Sorry about the weather at the moment, it's been dire since Wimbledon! Probably going to save the Aussie's in the Lords' Test Match (sorry, going into cricket land here).

And remember UV, there are more places in London then Notting Hill and Kensington ;)

Jake looks looooovely as Dastan, thanks for posting :D

office of nancy pelosi said...

Jake as Dastan is going to rock, he looks great, love the hair too, perfect. Thnaks for the scan FL!

Jake made the znyt crossword puzzle, yes!

MV and now the UK? I'm so jealous!!! Hope you have a wonderful time UV.

RIP Walter Cronkite.

josie said...

Jake looks delish here!! Thanks for posting the scan FL, what a great way to start the weekend!

suvee said...

IMO, the EW PoP photo is a good "first look" shot..... Disney wants to sell the tough action hero thing to those 12 year old boys!

FL, loved the NYTimes 36 Across find...... made me smile. Thanks!

MV and London?!?! I'm officially jealous, UV. Have a great vacation. :)

tweety said...

I love the sneakpeak of Dastan, Jake looks awesome!!!


From Twitter this morning:

cajem0323: RT @thewaggingtail Just met Jake Gyllenhaal and his great German Sheppard Atticus shopping in our store on Montana Ave ~very nice guy & dog!
36 minutes ago from web

Have fun in the UK UV!

lawgoddess said...

Thank you for the scan. I hope this is the beginning of lots of PoP news.

chica said...

Jake is the perfect combination of sexy, exotic and ready for battle! Thanks for scanning the EW article and the NYT crossword Jake mention, is that great or what?

It is so hot and humid here in NY as you said get real, try to keep cool!

Enjoy your visit acros the pond UV!!

UltraViolet said...

Yay for nice guy & nice dog sighting!

No problem on the weather, Agent K. It wasn't half bad today. Would have been even better if we'd gotten out earlier instead of lazing around. But it is vacation!

Sadly, it rained on some of our Cotswolds adventures, but not all of the afternoon. And I've finally seen Chipping Camden! Always loved that name.

Thanks for all the bon voyages :) I'm having a wonderful time.

tweety said...

Jake was spotted at the Coldplay concert last night:

PR_Gal: Just spotted Jake Gyllenhall and Rick Foxx at @coldplay concert here in LA! Loving floor seat action!
about 8 hours ago from TwitterBerry ·

Chris Martin is the lead singer and married to G. Paltrow, not a fan of the band.

office of nancy pelosi said...

I feel the same way about Coldplay tweety! I hope he had a good time at the concert.

OT: Watching Sunday morning on CBS this morning. The show is dedicated to Walter Cronkite. What an amazing man and career.

RIP Walter.

tweety said...

ooks like Atticus got quite a workout this weekend!:

MichaelArm: I went for AM coffee yda & ended up sitting next to Jake Gyllenhaal and his german shepherd, Atticus. Cool. I love german sheps, too.
about 1 hour ago from web ·

extra said...

Jake is looking really good here! Thanks for the scan FL. He must have got such a kick out of seeing that he was in the NYT crossword puzzle!

Atticus!! I miss seeing pics of him, sigh. Hope you are enjoying your vacation in the UK UV!

UltraViolet said...

I like some Coldplay songs but I don't think I'd want to see them live. They seem boring. Hope Jake enjoyed the show, though.

I'm off to France tomorrow, and I won't have a computer. But I'll be checking in :)

Have a good week, everyone!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if he's going to be in LA for a while because of Comic-Con. Tho there's not a big to-do for POP. They seem to be moving it along slowly in the same way they did "Pirates of the Caribbean".
Also since Reese has started filming again it seems he waits until things are settled. Then we'll be seeing reports and probably pictures of them in Philly.
If his next movie starts in the Fall (we hope) there will be things connected to that he will be doing.
Oh and it will work out fine with Iron Man 2 out in early May and POP toward the end of May.

bobbyanna said...

Thanks for the scan, FL. Love his look. I was smiling at the NYT crossword: "Jake." Very cool, and no last name necessary.:)


UV I'm hoping to do the UK and France next year. Have a great time. I'm with suvee on the "offcially jealous" roster.:)

Right now I am ready to collapse. Did brunch for 12 today and the last company finally left five minutes ago...!

suvee said...

Brunch for twelve, bobbyanna? That just might do me in! I did make a cold pasta salad today..... not the same, I know. :)

Thanks, tweety, for the Jake+Atticus sightings. I'd so love to see a new Atticus pic...... he appears to be such a great dog. But I'm probably biased..... I was a German Shepherd mom for 14 years.

OT (this in only slightly Jake related): my book club just read Columbine by Dave Cullen. It's a powerful and disturbing book. But it is also an incredibly well researched and comprehensive accounting of that tragedy. I recommend it.

Anonymous said...

Have a great time in France UV, hope the weather is better than the UK.

chica said...

Good morning Suvee,

I have read Columbine by Cullen. The book is a disturbing account of the events, very well researched as you said and written. I highly recommend it as well.

Speaking of authors Frank McCourt who wrote Angela's Ashes passed away here in NY yesterday. Anyone who hasn't read Angela's Ashes or his follw-up, Tis, please do. Heartbreaking,touching and sad are just a few descriptions of his memoirs of growing up in Ireland and New York.

RIP Francis, God bless.

Have a wonderful time in France UV.

get real said...

Action figures and Lego's...yeah! My nephew is a master at Lego's and I bet a few PoP ones will get to him next year. ;)

So nice to hear of Jake and Atticus out and about. :D Hope we see some new pics of them together. It's been a long time and they are so cute and sweet together.

I am a fan of Coldplay so I think it is very cool that Jake was at one of their concerts.

UV, hope you are having a great time in Europe! FL, thanks for all the updates!

I saw Dave Cullen interviewed a few months back on the Rachel Maddow show about Columbine. He sure worked a long time on it. Sounds like a very thought provoking book.

RIP to Walter Cronkite and Frank McCourt. Both will be very missed.

Hope everyone has a decent Monday. I am tired after a busy weekend.

Anonymous said...

Action figures and Lego's...yeah!

What's this then?

bobbyanna said...

I remember very vividly, feeling absolutely wrung out by "Angela's Ashes." I read "'Tis" as well. Frank McCourt was a lovely man.
Columbine is on my list, but I have to mentally/emotionally prepare myself for it.

I think Ben Bradlee famously said that journalists write the "first rough draft of history" and I thought of that when I heard about Walter Cronkite.


He was very "old school" as far as dedication and integrity, (a very good thing!) but very forward thinking in realizing and appreciating the value of the internet.


I wonder. Is Atticus perhaps becoming a "country gentleman?" put out to pasture in Ojai? I bet he's thriving!

Anonymous said...

Another couple of new PoP pics, one of Jake, which of gorgeous and one of Gemma.

Empire

FluorescentLamp said...

Thanks, anon. Have added gorgeous Jake as Dastan image to the blog post.

office of nancy pelosi said...

Oh wow!! I like that poster more than the one in EW!!! He looks badass , sexy and sweaty, oh yes!!!

Gemma looks amazing as well, thanks so much Anon!!

PS: I think all these little teases may be leading up to a surprise at Com con, fingers crossed!!

I haven't read Columbine yet Suvee but I heard that D. Cullen did a incredible job in researching and should be a must read.

I heard about McCourt, loved Angela Ashes, it's one of my favorite books.

R.I.P Frank

Paula said...

Me likey too FL, he looks incredible! Love the art work on this poster. I like the still from EW, but this is awesome, thanks!

bobbyanna said...

This one's grittier. Yes. Very much the Badass! Enojy the peace and quiet, ake. I think it's about to end.:)

shondra said...

Yes, gritter that's it Bobbyanna! What a great poster he looks like he is about to kick some serious ass!! I love it!!

sag actor said...

I really love the look of this poster, it reminds me of the poster for 300. Very well done and stylish.

extra said...

More goodies! Love the poster, the dash of red with the b&w is very eye-catching.

And I love his profile, strong and handsome and hair is just messy enough. Gemma looks great too!

lawgoddess said...

Mmm, gorgeous poster, thank you!

Wonder what Jake is doing lately?

suvee said...

Oh my. Now that is what I call an "OMG, I have to see this movie!" poster. This so makes up for the disappointing Brothers poster.

If you enlarge, you can even see the silver bead in his hair.

Monica said...

Good night, bablers!
Amazing!
Is much better than I imagined!

FluorescentLamp said...

suvee, does this look like something you may have seen previously? Earlier today I went back and reread all your impressions and descriptions from the artwork and hoped this was one of "yours". But it doesn't seem so.

suvee said...

FL, this poster photo is new to me. But it is much closer in tone and look to the style guide photos than the EW sneak peak pic, which seems a bit sanitized to me.

The hair and especially his facial expression in the Empire poster photo are very reminiscent of some of "my" photos. The red of the scarf is different though... the color has been intensified. Artistic license, I suppose. :)

Anonymous said...

This might sound "sick" but I'm obssessed with that tiny glimpse of body hair peaking out of his chestplate. Jake! Damn, he's hot.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add that on a couple of gossip sites, some people are complaining because they didn't pick a real Persian to be the Prince. Duu-uhh!

JoeAnn said...

Probably the same morons who complained they didn't pick a real cannibal for Silence of the Lambs.

Anonymous said...

/Film have the HD Version version of the poster.

Anonymous said...

Forgot to add click on the pic.

chica said...

I enlarged the photo Suvee, thanks!! These may not be the only poaters, probably teasers. I love the look of the posters, and he looks amazing as does Gemma, just wow!

People have been bitching since day one about Jake being white and shouldn't have been cast. If they actually played the game or seen pictures of Prince of Persia you can see that Jake looks like the character.

Anonymous said...

Ben Kingsley has his own poster too!

http://www.comingsoon.net/imageGallery/Prince_of_Persia__The_Sands_of_Time/large/hr_Exclusive.jpg

Nicole said...

The poster looks great. He looks so damn sexy....

People should stop complaining about Disney/Bruckheimer for not chosing a Persian actor. The movie is an adaptation of a videogame, and Jake looks like the character in the game. BTW,nobody in HW would really consider an unknown actor for such a big role.

Anonymous said...

Interesting is that the gamers mostly don´t complain - they are seeing the similarities between the Prince and Jake.

But all of them mention the fact that they are obviously going with the Warrior Within-look.

Ben Kingsley looks scary.......

Anonymous said...

Remember no matter what actor is going to play a role of a comic book character or game character there is the "He's all wrong" I won't see the movie - how dare they, etc. from some. Robert Downey, Jr. was all wrong for "Iron Man" - The Matrix will be a flop..it goes on forever.
If they want a "Persian actor" have them name one.

Monica said...

Good morning, babblers!

Ben Kinsgley look's great!

'Love and Other Drugs' finds brother
Josh Gad joins Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway in cast
Hollywood Reporter

Anonymous said...

I like the look of his hair better in that second, more dramatic poster. It is shorter and more uneven. While I've always preferred Jake with shorter hair, it's a really good look for Dastan.

Sir Ben looks wonderfully evil and sinister! The posters for the three main characters are very intense.

"Probably the same morons who complained they didn't pick a real cannibal for Silence of the Lambs."
Poster JoeAnn, this made me laugh outloud. Sums it up well.

sheba baby said...

They are definately going for the Warrior Within version of Pop/Dastan and me likey too!!!

The hair, his profile the dramatic dash of red all perfect. I love Gemma's poster too even though it kinda looks like a perfume ad, LOL!

I wish some people would stop with the he ain't Persian shit. He looks like the Video game version of Prince of Persia, geez. Ben looks really creepy/scary there, I wonder if Alfred Molina has a poster as well?

Thanks for the Love and Drugs update monica, what an interesting choice to play Jake's brother!

I see the silver bead Suvee!!!

FluorescentLamp said...

I wonder why that peek of Jake chest/belly has been photoshopped and filled in on that new comingsoon.net poster. Interesting. The earlier poster wasn't PC enough??

Anonymous said...

Woot!!! You have a keen eye for important details. I noticed that, too. Was too embarrassed by my obssession with body hair and sweat to mention it.:)

Anonymous said...

Cinemablend

"If you're attending San Diego Comic Con later this week, you may have noticed that, for some reason, Disney has decided to forgo any presentations of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, their adaptation of the popular video game starring dreamy Jake Gyllenhaal and his abs. But even without that particular marketing bonanza looming, Disney is cranking up the gears for the Prince of Persia marketing. In the last week we've gotten the film's first official still, a series of teaser posters, and now, courtesy of Coming Soon, the first image of Sir Ben Kingsley as the film's villain.

Am I the only one who thinks maybe this means there will be something Persia related at Comic Con after all?"

I was thinking the same - fingers crossed!

get real said...

POSTERS!!!! They look awesome!! So exciting...woohoo. Things are really gearing up. :D

Jake looks so much like pics of the video game character. Chica, I get totally annoyed at folks who are saying he doesn't look right for the part. Hello...he looks just like one of the games Daston's.

Gemma looks beautiful and Sir Ben looks appropriately scary.

I have a real feeling Jake/PoP will have something connected to ComicCon.

Thanks for all the info everyone!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious why he's wearing his hair longer lately.

FluorescentLamp said...

Am I the only one who thinks maybe this means there will be something Persia related at Comic Con after all?"

Well there is. But it's more to do with the graphic novel than the film.

11:30-12:30 Disney Press: Comics and Graphic Novels— Jordan Mechner, Prince of Persia creator and writer of the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time graphic novel, and artists Todd McFarlane (Spawn), Cameron Stewart (Seaguy), Bernard Chang (Wonder Woman), and Tommy Lee Edwards (Daredevil) for a discussion and Q&A session. Plus, get a sneak peek at the upcoming Prince of Perisa: The Sands of Time graphic novel, and an advance look at the book's connections to the secrets within the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie. Panelists will also look into the future and announce some of Disney Book Group's upcoming graphic novels for 2010. Room 3

TarotLady said...

Looking into my crystal ball,...In 2010 I see an Oscar nomination, a marriage, a pregnancy, and a HUGE blockbuster fantasy adventure, that is the highest grossing movie of the Summer season.

Bette said...

Tarot Lady let's hope so! I love the poster guys. Can somebody make an actual link to the Ben poster since that url cuts off in the middle on firefox?

FluorescentLamp said...

Here you go, Bette.

Ben Kingsley, PoP poster.

variety.com said...

From Variety:


Things have changed so much that some stars and filmmakers actually have to be discouraged from attending the convention when they have nothing to show or the timing interferes with the strategic rollout of the film's publicity campaign. After announcing Zachary Quinto as the new Spock in 2007, J.J. Abrams wanted to tout "Star Trek" the following year, but the studio convinced him the release was too far out. Likewise, Disney sources claim they were contemplating a big debut for Jerry Bruckheimer's "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" with first-time attendee Jake Gyllenhaal, but decided to follow "Trek's" example since the swashbuckling adventure doesn't open until May 2010

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118006288.html?categoryId=2159&cs=1

Anonymous said...

Well, well. It's almost as if they were lurking here and privy to our most secret thots.

Anonymous said...

Iron Man 2 is going to be at Comic Con and it opens in May 2010 But it's already known as the type of movie it is and also more info. has been on it already.
Disney is going to be doing a lot with this movie in the months to come.
There's so much we haven't seen - many looks he has - all the physical stuff. They don't want to give it all away this early.

Anonymous said...

Disney Book Group to Publish Original Graphic Novel Based on Walt Disney Pictures' and Jerry Bruckheimer Films' Upcoming Action Adventure Film "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"

http://4g-wirelessevolution.tmcnet.com/news/2009/07/21/4282986.htm

Ojai said...

Now we know that Jake and Reese spent the 4th of July weekend in Ojai!:

" We all gave the spa an A+. While I was at the spa, my fiancé worked out next to Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal in the fitness center.

http://luxurytravelexpo.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/you-can-take-the-girl-out-of-the-city/

Dr. Phil said...

Jake will be joining Reese and the kids in Philly by the weekend. They will be there all summer, Ryan has arranged to stay with near by family in Delaware so he can see the kids as scheduled and so that the kids can spend the summer with Jake and Reese as well.

All HW divorced couples with children should take a lesson from them.

Anonymous said...

Ryan owns a home in Hockessin why would he arrange to stay with family? Are you just making up facts about their arrangements for the summer?

Monica said...

Jake is in London?

hunlyn: #lameclaimtofame I met Jake Gyllenhaal on the streets of London, and he was super-hot.
about 2 hours ago from TwitterGadget

Monica said...
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FluorescentLamp said...

No, Monica, I don't believe he is. That's a meme going around on Twitter lately called "Lame Claim to Fame", i.e., people who have met celebrities in the past under all different circumstances.

Monica said...

Understand. Thanks, FL!

Dr. Phil said...

Not making up facts. Owns a place in Hockensin/staying with family same thing. The bottom line is that the kids will be spending most of their time in Philly with Reese while filming,lot easier for Rian to be stationed in the Phillt area instead of schlepping back and forth from L.A.

Anonymous said...

Reese will be away from L.A. for awhile filming, all Summer. That's along time to have a nanny watch them and a long time for them to bbe away from their father. The arrangements were made months ago.

Jake and Abby will visit.

FluorescentLamp said...

Ease up with the Ryan and children chatter. Nobody here knows what their arrangement so lets leave it be.

FluorescentLamp said...

In other news, Jake seems to be at the Dodgers game tonight. Wonder if he's wearing his Sox cap.

chica said...

I don't know if he was wering his Sox cap but it was a big night for ex-Red sox Manny, grand slam in the 6th and it was Manny bobblehead day!

Anonymous said...

NessaMal: Just said hello to Jake gyllenhaal at dodger stadium! Too star struck to ask to take picture =/ lol
about 5 hours ago from mobile web ·

sag actor said...

Cover art for the Pop graphic novel:

http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=13605

I really like it but I don't think it looks like Jake.

Anonymous said...

You can look at any graphic novel from a movie and the characters have the look of the movie characters but they rarely resemble them. (If that makes sense).
Why? I don't know. I'm sure there's a reason.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's because few actors care to be "immortalized" as one character in print. Hopefully, most actors want to move on and play other roles. The ambiguity suits the creators as well.

Bette said...

Wait guys has there been pictures of Reese in Philly? How do we even know she's their filming yet? I thought her eye was still healing, last I checked it looked awfully nasty still.

Monica said...

Bette, here:
Philladelphia News

Anonymous said...

Jake at the Dodger game with Peter, but Peter isn't pictured:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/07/jake-gyllenhaal%E2%80%99s-dodger-date

He has a beanie on and what looks like a Spiderman T-shirt.

FluorescentLamp said...

THanks for that RadarOnline pic. New pics, new post.