Bear Grylls has been talking a little about his experience of having Grizzly Sasquatch (aka Jake Gyllenhaal) on Man vs Wild this year.
'On the insurance nightmare in taking Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal into the wild: "I never understand this. I don't know why one man's life is more valuable than another. I will commit 120 per cent of my energy to keeping anyone alive, I don't care if they're a superstar or whatever." On taking Gyllenhaal into the wild: "He was nervous but at the same time he said don't hold back. He was a dude."'
Also worth noting from this interview with the Courier Mail, in addition to Bear's efforts to keep Jake alive despite making him creep along a rope above an almighty gorge, is that it doesn't do to ask Bear what he thinks of Vegemite. Jake's opinion on this substance is not known. Personally, I would say to any Australian reading here that you're very lucky to have Vegemite - consider the alternative: marmite.
Japan gets ready! Three weeks to go until Source Code
Source Code has almost reached Japan. It's taking its time but on 28 October, Source Code at last opens. Obviously, we all hope it does very well, not least so that Japan doesn't have to wait as long again for Jake's films or those by Duncan Jones. I'm grateful to Mayumintolor for keeping an eye on everything for us in Japan. She has sent these pages from the October issue of the cinema complex magazine Cine Com Walker.