JAKE GYLLENHAAL TALKS PRINCE OF PERSIA
Actor Jake Gyllenhaal first gained notice for his intense work in dramatic films like Donnie Darko, Moonlight Mile, and Jarhead, but it was his role in the film Brokeback Mountain that earned him an Oscar nomination and made him a household name. The actor now takes on a new challenge, that of action hero in the Jerry Bruckheimerproduced Disney film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Which is based on the classic video game and opens on May 28th. While the film doesn’t even hit theaters for another week, rumors have already begun to swirl about a possible sequel.
We recently had a chance to speak with Jake Gyllenhaal and we asked the popular actor if it was true that a sequel was already in the works? “No not at all,” replied the actor.
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JAMES FRANCO TO STAR IN PLANET OF THE APES PREQUEL
James Franco has landed the lead role in Rise of the Apes, Fox’s upcoming reboot of/prequel to thePlanet of the Apes franchise, according to Deadline. The actor will play a scientist whose search for a cure to Alzheimer’s disease inadvertently produces advanced intelligence in an ape test subject. Franco’s character thus sets in motion the chain of events that will eventually lead to an ape revolution, although how much of that we’ll see onscreen is unclear at this point.
Franco is best known to SF fans as Harry Osborn in the first three Spider-Man movies (he originally tried out for Peter Parker/Spidey himself), although he got his start on Freaks and Geeks and has racked up an impressive string of roles in movies like Pineapple Express and Milk. We also think he would have made a better Anakin Skywalker than Hayden Christensen, but that’s another story.
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Will you be seeing Prince of Persia?
Are you happy with the casting choice for the Planet of the Apes prequel? Personally, I think he’ll be better than Mark Wahlberg. Your thoughts?