Monday, June 20, 2011
Looks like we won't have to wait too much longer to see Jake Gyllenhaal and Bear Grylls taking on Mother Nature. The Discovery Channel has scheduled Jake's episode to kick off the new season of Man V. Wild on July 11.
MAN VS WILD will test how Gyllenhaal measures up to unpredictable and unforgiving Mother Nature. For two days, Bear and Jake embark on a survival experience neither will forget, to an Icelandic landscape dominated by mountains, huge glaciers and some of Europe's most active volcanoes. Jake will have to go where Bear goes, eat whatever Bear eats, and on occasion even take the lead, if he's going to cope with some of the worst conditions known to man. "For me, it's all about discovery," said Gyllenhaal.
Said Bear about the experience, "The wild is always very revealing -- not only physically but mentally. You've got to smile when it's driving horizontal hail and be able to face your fears and just get on and do it -- and on both of those accounts, Jake came up strong."
In what one hopes was a less intimidating excursion, Jake attended a U2 concert in Anaheim on Saturday:
He does look like he just saw a bear in the second one!
(Photos courtesy of IHJ and JustJared.)