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Gilliam Returns to Don Quixote
YES, AFTER ALL THIS TIME!
By Robert T. Trate
August 08, 2014
Source: The Wrap
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is pre-production
© Terry Gilliam
What? You have never seen Lost in La Mancha? The film only documents the utter collapse of Terry Gilliam trying to bring Miguel De Cervantes novel, “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha”, to life. In his own unique way of course. It is a must see for all those that love cinema and Terry Gilliam.
The big news is, that after decades of trying to get this doomed film back on its feet, Gilliam has the financing now to return to his picture and will start shooting after Christmas.
TheWrap is also reporting that some things, about the film, have changed. “The script has evolved significantly since he first tried to make the movie with Johnny Depp in the late '90s (see the documentary “Lost in La Mancha” for a very detailed look at that era), and now is a modernized, semi-meta story that winks at his own attempt to make a film based on the famed Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra”.
Gilliam had this to say about the film. “I keep incorporating my own life into it and shifting it. The basic underlying premise of that the version Johnny was involved in was that he actually was going to be transported back to the 17th century, and now it all takes place now, it's contemporary. It's more about how movies can damage people.”
Gilliam also revealed that “Our main character actually made a Don Quixote movie a lot earlier in his history,” Gilliam said, “and the effect it had on many people wasn't very nice. Some people go mad, some people turn to drink, some people become whores.”
We here at Mania wish Mr. Gilliam all the luck in the world. We shall be there opening night Terry!
Gilliam’s next picture, The Zero Theorem, featuring Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) arrives in theaters September 19th and is On-Demand August 19th.
Watch the trailer for Lost in La Mancha HERE: