The “Prisoners” actor has teased about a project which would see him and the “Dune” director come together again.
The duo has worked together on two critically acclaimed films, “Prisoners” and “Enemy.” An untitled and unrevealed project could succeed in those two.
Villeneuve said in June of this year that now that he has steered the wheel for big-budgeted massive projects “Blade Runner 2049” and “Dune,” he would like to take a break now and shift his focus to smaller-scale projects like “Sicario.”
Probably, that smaller project has already been decided by the director, which he would go for after the release of Dune. That same project might also star Jake Gyllenhaal as he revealed in the Team Deakins’ podcast that he and Villeneuve are up to something.
Jake Gyllenhaal starred in two successive movies directed by Denis Villeneuve. One of them was the mind-bending thriller “Enemy.” Another one was the mystery film Prisoners in which he was there alongside Hugh Jackman. Both the films were released around the same time, but “Enemy” was in the works almost a year before “Prisoners.” Gyllenhaal revealed in the podcast that the deal with Villeneuve for Enemy happened over a dinner table.
In the podcast, Gyllenhaal expounded the weird way Denis Villeneuve pitched the idea of “Enemy” to him. The actor did reveal later on that from that day onwards, he and the director share a connection that is hard to explain, but it always wants to bring them together on a project.
“It’s very rare.” He said on the podcast while revealing that both of them cannot wait to start working together again after a long gap of seven years.
The Enemy saw Jake Gyllenhaal living the character of Adam Bell, whose life goes haywire after he realizes that an actor named Anthony Claire looks exactly like him. The film has been considered one of the all-time best mind-bending movies.
Gyllenhaal has been known to have worked in a lot of such movies, which include some cult films like “Donnie Darko,” “Source Code,” and “Zodiac.”
His other works include the 2016 alien horror film “Life,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Nightcrawler,” “Everest,” “Love & Other Drugs,” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.”
He was last seen in 2019 as the character “Mysterio ” in the last of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3 films Spider-Man: Far from Home. In that same year, he played the character, Mr. Music, in a Netflix sponsored comedy special “John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch.” He was also seen as Morf Vandewalt in Dan Gilroy directed satirical horror film Velvet Buzzsaw.
He is also the producer of a recently released Antonio Campos dark thriller, “Devil All the Time,” which starred Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson.
He is also set to star in the HBO adaptation of an acclaimed novel “Lake Success.”
Denis Villeneuve is currently working on the post-production of “Dune,” which he is desperate to finish before the December release date despite the fact that the film’s delay is inevitable because of the delay of another. Warner Bros. film “Wonder Woman.” “Dune” was about to release on December the 18th, but “Wonder Woman” has been confirmed to capture the Christmas slot of December the 25th.
“Dune” will be his third high budget science fiction film after Academy Award-nominated Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.