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Only a couple weeks ago, The Discovery Channel announced that Donnie Darko would be making a special guest appearance on the premiere episode of Man vs. Wild. That's right, Jake Gyllenhaal will be joining Bear Grylls on a trek through the treacherous wilderness of Iceland. Wonder how Jake will fare? Well, this trailer offers us a brief glimpse and it looks like he's having a whole lot of fun.
This marks the second time Bear gets celebrity company on the show as Will Ferrell made a guest appearance last year while promoting his Land of the Lost flick (transforming it from Man vs. Wild toMen vs Wild). The funnyman quickly turned serious when he was confronted with the sheer terror of mother nature and luckily for him, he had Bear to see him through. I mean, the dude's name is Bear, how much tougher can you get?
Gyllenhaal is known for his athletic pursuits (often riding through the Hollywood Hills alongside his good friend Lance Armstrong) but Man vs. Wild is a horse of a different color. As far as Jake's appearance goes, Bear had these encouraging words to say about the Source Code star,
"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."
Here's the preview for what is the first of a six episode new season.
Man vs. Wild premieres Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The Discovery Channel.