Friday, 17 January 2014

Jake Gyllenhaal begins filming on (or near or somewhere else) Everest plus a video catchup

The Golden Globes came and went, as did the Oscar nominations, with not much love expressed for Prisoners, bar a nomination for Roger Deakins for his cinematography on the film (following Roger's nomination for a Critics Choice Award). However, not to be downhearted about it, Jake Gyllenhaal took off to Nepal and the Everest Base Camp to a) begin making the movie Everest and b) hunt for Yeti. Or did he?

According to Raw Story, a government official in Nepal has confirmed that Jake did arrive in the country, staying in a five star hotel in Kathmandu. 'A local agent applied for permission on behalf of Baltasar Kormakur to shoot ‘Everest’ and received the permission three days ago,” communications ministry official Umakant Parajuli told AFP. Parajuli said the team was permitted to shoot in the Himalayan nation for two weeks.'

However, EW has said that Jake headed off to Italy and not Nepal to begin production on Everest : 'When it comes to ascending a summit, first to the top usually wins. News this week confirmed that Working Title’s Everest, to be released by Universal, is a go. The film, from director Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns) began production Monday in Italy, with Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke and John Hawkes playing four of the climbers who attempted the disastrous 1996 ascent of Mount Everest in the Himalayas, only to be thwarted with terrible conditions that led to the loss of many lives.' It appears that the film is also winning the battle of the Everest movies!

Meanwhile photos of Jake running for taxis and trains in New York City this week suggest he might be enduring quite a commute, to wherever he's commuting.

Thanks very much to IHJ for the videos from the New York Times, Toronto and W magazine!


Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a good week - and roll on the weekend!

Anonymous said...

I have to say its all very mysterious as to whether jake has begun shooting or not..surely he couldn't have flown to Nepal, shot for the film and then been back in ny running for cabs all in a space of 3 days. Although there were tweeted pics of Josh Brolin in Nepal during this time?? Anyway I have to say I'm a little peeved that Prisoners and Jake got such little love during this awards season.. Really makes me wonder about the juries selecting these. Oh well, I guess Jake makes movie magic and those who know his work know that without a doubt. Looking forward to hearing about Everest as it unfolds. Have a good weekend everyone!


sami said...

Ich habe auch festgestellt,das
irgendwas an der Geschichte nicht stimmen kann.Montag war Jake in Nepal
und Mittwoch sucht er in N.Y ein
Taxi.Man muß doch ein bißchen aufpassen was man schreibt.

Sonja said...

Kate, his name is Roger Deakins ;-)

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Morning! Hope you all had a good weekend.

Hi Malavika :) I don't think Jake was in Nepal even if some of the production was. It is very mysterious! I have lost all interest in these awards now - not even a nom for Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips?!

Hi Sami!

Thanks, Sonja! I've changed that. I have no idea at all why I called him Richard! An old age moment ;)

Have a good day, everyone!

Anonymous said...

Hi !
Thank you for the videos, Kate. Love them. I've lost all interest in the awards, too.
Have a good week everyone.

Susan said...

Hi Kate! Thanks for the updates, videos, and links. Anticipation is building for Enemy, maybe it won't be too long before we start hearing about Nightcrawler, and we have the filming of Everest to follow in the meantime. Good times for Gyllenhaalics!

tpe said...

Not much love for Prisoners?

No matter. We know better. ;-)

Susan said...

Not much love for Prisoners - you bet we know better! FilmMaker has a wonderful article about Jake's portrayal of Det. Loki. Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners: The Shadow Knows
(Thanks to Gyllencrazy for the link.)

sami said...

Es ist mal wieder sehr still geworden
um Jake.Ob er schon in Nepal ist? Es ist schon komisch wenn man garnichts von ihm hört.Na vielleicht wird bald einmal wieder etwas geschrieben werden.Ich würde mich freuen.

Sonja said...

I don't think it's all that quiet, Sami. We've just been spoiled recently with his 'Prisoners' stuff, that's all! ;-)

I'm soooo looking forward to 'Enemy' and that'll also be here soon!

I'm sure 2014 will be a great Jake year for all of us.

paulh said...

Glad to hear about the Jake movies coming out soon, and the filming of the Everest movie.

Today I heard on the radio that tomorrow's premier of the opera version of "Brokeback Mountain" will take place in Spain, with lyrics by Annie Proulx. I'm happy to hear that Ms. Proulx has stayed connected with the development of the story.

Sonja said...

You know, whenever I read the words "Brokeback Mountain" on this blog, I'm happy :-)

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hello there everyone! Thanks for the comments.

Just had to say, Sonja, so do I :)

Sorry for the quietness, been a busy few days but will get a post up tomorrow.

Have a good evening everyone!

LowLau said...

Does anybody know if Jake is going to be in London for the premiere of The Enemy next week? Thanks!

Wet Dark and Wild said...

Hi LowLau! I don't know about a London Enemy premiere. Do you have any details?

LowLau said...

Not a lot. I only know that it opens in the UK next Friday but cannot find any information. Contacting Pathe has not given any answers, either. I guess it will be a small do if anything.