Thursday, September 17, 2009

All Princes, great and small

So before the D23 hoopla, we learned that Jake Gyllenhaal and the rest of the Prince of Persia cast would be immortalized - or you know, just commercialized - in a line of toys. What we didn't realize was that one site might have actually snagged a picture of the Prince. Not sure where they got it, but we're trying to find out to make sure it's the real deal. Sure looks it:

For comparison:

Looks like they got a lot of the detail just right:

The hands aren't quite to scale, as in the D23 mannequin, but the face is really well done. As is the body armor:

From miniature to gigantor, Celebutopia has the PoP official photos in very large size:

Those did not come out as large as they can be - check out this link and click for the biggest version. Get your frames ready :)

Nice video review of Jake's career - thanks to Monica for the link:

(Photo of the action figure courtesy of InsidePulse.)


Monica said...

A little strange.

jake gyllenhaal and anne hathaway are in pittsburgh! i can't find them though...everyone else has seen them!
31 minutes ago from web

bobbyanna said...

I think Jake's toy Prince's much better than I expected! I sure hope it's out for Christmas! I can pretend I'm buying gifts for someone!:)

Gorgeous pics! Thanks.

FluorescentLamp said...

I really hope this is the real thing. Because they did a good job on the face, especially his eyes. We'll soon find out.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Wow, it looks better than I thought it would! They got a lot of the details right, I really like it! I cringed a bit when I heard about the to figures.

The pictures are stunning.

Thanks for the tweet monica, we should be getting more once filming starts!

UltraViolet said...

I never knew quite what to think about the action figures. Toys aren't really my thing. But this one looks pretty good!

Monica, sounds like that twitterer has heard Jake and Anne are in town but hasn't had the pleasure of a sighting yet.

I hope the Pittsburgh tweeters do as well as all those DC folks did this summer :)

Extra said...

I'm not into toy figures either but these look damn good! If they are fake then they did great job.

Yes I do hope the tweeters are as good as DC. The Philly tweets were so-so. I thnk that was because of where they were filming in Philly, Drexel and that Reese was wasn't staying in Philly when she wasn't filming. You get a lot more tweets if you are filming outdoors a lot and staying at a hotel like they were in DC.

Anonymous said...

I'm not into toys but I wouldn't mind one of those, also why do pics of Jake look 100x better (and that's saying something) when they are so big, thanks UV.

Monica said...


jmechner Just saw the first trailer for Prince of Persia movie. Looks awesome.

UltraViolet said...

Ooh, thanks, Monica. Lucky Jordan Mechner. Though I guess he did, you know, write the thing so he deserves to see the preview. I hope we get to see it soon!

UltraViolet said...

Some info on filming location.

And from twitter, it seems Jake had dinner at a small Peruvian restaurant.

Monica said...

Jake Gyllenhaal - Star Profie

Chica said...

I hope the figures from Pop are out by Christmas too Bobbyanna, we can all get to play with Jake!!

The figure really looks like Jake, very good detail, i'm impressed.

Thanks Monica, I can't wait to see the trailer on the big screen.

Extra said...

Jake, Reese, Maggie, Peter, Ramona sigthing from last wekend:

And it just so happened that Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon were two tables over from us, who were later joined by Maggie, her hubby and the kids.

Extra said...

Forgot the link!

Anonymous said...

Do they normally have "action figures" out 5 months before a movie is out, tho it would be nice if they had them out by Christmas. Haven't seen any date set for them tho.

Tweety said...

Lucky friend!:

MillaTC: Just dropped a friend off at the set of a jake gyllenhal film and felt very cool living vicariously through her!
about 3 hours ago from txt ·

The action figures look good, they actually look like Jake unlike some action figures based on movie characters. I thought I heard the figures were coming out next year, a month before Pop opens in May. If so, then this preview is early.

I can't get over how stunning these photos are of Jake and Gemma, they almost look like paintings,

Thanks for the link to that video Monica and the imdb/sighting of Jake UV!

Tweety said...

I should have said thanks for the link to the restaurant Jake was spotted at from twitter!:

@tamado La Feria on Walnut St in Shadyside. It's just a small peruvian place! So sad i missed him
about 9 hours ago from web

Jake Gyllenhaal WOULD eat at the restaurant i work at, on a night that I'm NOT working :(
about 9 hours ago from web

UltraViolet said...

Great video, Monica.I put it in the post in case people miss your link. Thanks!

Once again, it makes me wish we could see more unaired video of Jake. There were some snippets of interviews and behind the scenes stuff I'd never seen.

Monica said...

Jake Gyllenhaal on campus:
Pitt News

Paula said...

Bendable Jake!! I always liked action/toy figures. They did a good job on this, can't wait to see the whole set. That video of Jake contained a few gems that I have never seen, thanks so much Monica and UV. Love him on the red carpet at Cannes, he looks just perfect. Didn't get a chance to comment on the US tennis pics, that first picture of him is just heavenly. Loved reading all the tweets about J&R in Brooklyn.

Ha, Jake is filming on campus just like Reese did in Philly, well for one day at least, thanks for the link Monica.

Sheba baby said...

MacFarland rocks, this looks great!! Not cheap looking either and the figure actually looks like Jake!!!

That video is wonderful, so much that I have not seen before. I love listening to Jake and I can't wait until he hits the talk shows to promote Brothers.

Looks like Jake is busy at work. I love the supporting cast of this film, it sounds like it's going to be really funny.

Saw a few pics of Reese in L.A. I think her movie wrapped. Love how they timed their films for their schedules. I think Agent K said that give it about 2 weeks before she misses Mr. G!!

Monica said...

Iconic Shirts From Brokeback Mountain on Display in Autry's Imagination Gallery:

Anonymous said...

I think it's that Jake and Reese try not to be away from each other for more than 2 weeks. Would imagine they miss each other long before the 2 week seperation.

cathy said...

Thank you, Monica for that wonderful BBM shirts at the Autry video clip. I enjoyed it very much. :*

FluorescentLamp said...

Dick Cook Steps Down as Chairman of Walt Disney Studios.

In a surprise announcement, Dick Cook said Friday that he is stepping down as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, effectively immediately.

"I have loved every minute of my 38 years that I have worked at Disney ... from the beginning as a ride operator on Disneyland's steam train and monorail to my position as chairman of The Walt Disney Studios," Cook said. "To wrap up my Disney experience in a neatly bundled statement is close to impossible. But what I will say is, during my time at the Studio, we have achieved many industry and company milestones."

Disney president and CEO Robert Iger hailed Cook saying, "Throughout his distinguished 38-year Disney career, Dick Cook's outstanding creative instincts and incomparable showmanship have truly enriched this company and significantly impacted Disney's great legacy. We thank Dick for his tremendous passion for Disney, and his many accomplishments and contributions to the Walt Disney Studios, including a very promising upcoming film slate. On behalf of everyone at Disney, we wish him the best with all the future has to offer."

So I wonder what this means for the future of PoP and its possible franchise since I'm sure it was Dick Cook who greenlighted the project in the beginning. I hope the next chairman loves PoP and Jake.

Monica said...

met Jake Gyllenhaal today. hes a pretty cool guy in real life
5 minutes ago from web

Anonymous said...

I would imagine Disney have had their plans for POP already set and nothing is going to change.

bobbyanna said...

Interesting news, FL. I got the impression PoP is a partnership btwn Disney and Bruckheimer. Maybe if Bruckheimer signed a deal for one or two sequels, based on the success of the first one, similar to the deal he worked for POTC, then it might not matter at all.

I would think the only way PoP would get scrapped is if Jerry Bruckheimer walks away and/or the movie tanks. But then, I always thought Bruckheimer was regarded as some kind of H'wood Deity bcz he makes such huge, profitable "tentpole" movies.
Thirty-eight years is a good run.

Office of Nancy Pelosi said...

Thanks for that clip of the BBM shirts at Autry Monica, I have heard and read about it. What a wonderful tribute.

Love the Star video of Jake, lot's of footage that I have not seen brfore, thanks so much.

Interesting news on Cook FL, that seems to have come out of left field.I don't think it will effect Pop/Jake, Cook may have greenlighted the project but I think Bruckheimer has more of an influence with Disney.

Tweety said...

Dinner at the Casbah:

emmamcafee: Jake gyllenhall sighting at casbah
about 1 hour ago from txt

Thanks for that clip Monica. The shirts are so iconic.

Cook steps down from Disney? That is major news but Jerry is the brains behind Pop and with his track record with Disney, I think that everything will be fine.

Anonymous said...

That's odd, that sighting at Vinegar Hill says Maggie, Peter and the kids (plural) joined Jake and Reese. Who besides Ramona would be with Maggie and Peter?

Park slope said...

Ebon Moss-Bachrach's kid Anon. Actor and friend of Maggie and Peter.

Monica said...


juliebuffington: I just met jake gyllenhaal! Oh my freaking god!
about 9 hours ago from txt

about 8 hours ago from TweetDeck

about 14 hours ago from web

emilyblogs: I still cannot believe I met Jake Gyllenhaal today. Never going to sleep. haha
about 6 hours ago from web

Tweety said...

Thanks Monica, lucky emilyblog! I think all these tweets are from filming at the University, don't know how long they will be filming there.

Anonymous said...

Pic of Jake at brunch on Twitter

Anonymous said...

I was thinking of that photographer guy from Pilly who kept trying/failing toat get a pic of Jake and now some ordinary person gets him eating brunch! LOL!

Extra said...

Thanks for the twic/pic Anon., he seems happy to see his food and he is wearing one of his favoritr beanies !

I think that the Phily pap was more obsessed with getting Reese's pic and I don't think that will happen since i'm pretty sure her filmed wrapped!

Monica said...

Thanks for the picture, anon!

Today is the premiere of Batman Dark Night on HBO Brazil!

The performance of Heath will be remembered forever in the history of cinema.

Sag actor said...

More on Dick Cook and him leaving Disney from N. Finke:

Rumors are swirling that he was fired but it's being denied.

Not a fan of action figures either but this looks really good.

Monica said...

Pittsburgh Film Office
Pottersville Pictures is looking for vehicles from 1985 to 1997

"Love & Other Drugs" the film directed by Ed Zwik (" Defiance") will be shooting this fall in and around Pittsburgh, with Jake Gyllenhaal & Anne Hathaway set to star in the romantic comedy for Fox 2000/ New Regency. The script, adapted from Jamie Reidy nonfiction book " Hard Sell : The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman" Pottersville Pictures is looking for vehicles from 1985 to 1997 to be featured in their movie. Filming will take place between September 21st to December 1st if you have a vehicle from these time periods and would like to make your car a star please call Marc Scott at "Pottersville Pictures" at 412-572-5232.

Monica said...

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UltraViolet said...

Oh, thanks for the link, Monica. I'll repost it in the new post I just made :)

I saw that link about the vehicles, as well and will repost. I had no idea that was the time period for the flick.

Lots of excited tweets from Pittsburgh - it's fun. The news about Dick Cook is sort of sad, and I hope not a bad omen for PoP.

New post, peeps!