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Watch Terry Gilliam talk about The Man Who Killed Don Quixote


The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is the film that refuses to die. Terry Gilliam has been trying to get it made for years and the wonderful documentary, Lost In La Mancha, shows some of the troubles he has had making it happen.

The role of Quixote will now be played by Michael Palin and he will be joined by Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Midnight Special, Girls). Back in 1998 it was going to be Jean Rochefort and Johnny Depp. Recently it was going to be John Hurt and Jack O’Connell, but that has since changed.

The film, scripted by Gilliam together with Tony Grisoni, is a reworking of the Don Quixote story. Toby, a once idealistic young film student who has turned into an arrogant publicist, libidinous and jaded, comes across a copy of his old student film based on Don Quixote. He is horrified by the terrible effects the film has had on the quiet village where it was set.

The project, recently revived by Gilliam with veteran Portuguese producer Paulo Branco’s Alfama Films which is selling the project at the Cannes Market, is due to shoot this autumn.

Gilliam talked about the film during this years Cannes Film Festival and you can watch him below.

Thanks to Anna for sending it over.


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