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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Postby TheButcher on Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:54 am

From variety: Tony Grisoni tackles trio of films
ARCHIE THOMAS wrote:Grisoni made his name as a frequent collaborator with Terry Gilliam, first adapting Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and later writing "Tideland" and "The Brothers Grimm" (uncredited).

Among Grisoni's current projects is the script for Oscar-nommed Brit thesp Samantha Morton's directorial debut "Unloved," a trilogy of feature films revolving around the hunt for the notorious Yorkshire Ripper serial killer, and expanding his short "Kingsland."

That'd be plenty for most scribes, but Grisoni is never one to stand still; he will shortly commence a rewrite on Gilliam's revived project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote." The original ill-fated production was cancelled in 1999 after a series of disasters painfully documented in doc "Lost in La Mancha."
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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Postby TheButcher on Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:59 am

From Dark Horizons: Gilliam Resaddles His "Don Quixote"

Garth Franklin wrote:Director Terry Gilliam revealed at an AMPAS London tribue late last week that he'll restart production on his famously collapsed project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" reports Contact Music.

Gilliam has secured rights from the insurance company that paid out $15 million when the movie's sets were destroyed by a flash flood in 2000 and star Jean Rochefort pulled out following a herniated disc.
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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Postby Seppuku on Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:19 am

TheButcher wrote:From Dark Horizons: Gilliam Resaddles His "Don Quixote"

Garth Franklin wrote:Director Terry Gilliam revealed at an AMPAS London tribue late last week that he'll restart production on his famously collapsed project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" reports Contact Music.

Gilliam has secured rights from the insurance company that paid out $15 million when the movie's sets were destroyed by a flash flood in 2000 and star Jean Rochefort pulled out following a herniated disc.


I hope he takes another documentary crew along. You know, just in case...
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Zero Theorem

Postby TheButcher on Wed Dec 17, 2008 9:30 pm

From io9.com:
Will Terry Gilliam Finally Get His Time/Space Map Back?
Charlie Jane Anders wrote:Gilliam is working on a movie called Zero Theorem, confirms the screenplay's author, University of Central Florida professor Pat Rushin. He won't divulge much about the movie's storyline, but it's supposedly a smaller story, more along the lines of The Fisher King than a huge 12 Monkeys-style operatic piece. Rushin is the author of a book of short stories called Quantum Physics And My Dog Bob, a title which which can't help filling me with hope for his writing.
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MTV talked with TERRY GILLIAM!

Postby TheButcher on Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:39 pm

Terry Gilliam Returning To ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’
Brian Warmoth wrote:Terry Gilliam hasn’t been able to catch an easy break in the last decade, but the mad scientist filmmaker behind “Brazil” and former Monty Python star apparently cannot be stopped. First, his budget ran off a cliff alongside injury and natural disaster in 2000 with his epic re-imagining of Don Quixote, forcing the film’s production to a halt. Then, with scenes still left to be filmed in his Heath Ledger and Verne Troyer vehicle “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” the leading actor’s death threatened to kill a second Gilliam film in a row.

Now, after saving “Doctor Parnassus,” Gilliam is officially returning to finish “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” and he sounds even more determined than ever.

“Tony [Grisoni] and I have started rewriting ‘Don Quixote’ just this last week,” Gilliam told Empire. “I re-read the greatest script ever written and realize we gotta get rewriting! I really wanna knock that one out in the next month or so.”

Originally slated to star Johnny Depp, there are obviously bigger obstacles to tackle reassembling a cast and resuming production for the quirky dream project, but Gilliam remains confident.

“[I’m] starting to think I was lucky, because maybe the film will be better seven years later,” he said. “It will have matured a bit longer.”

Gilliam vowed to begin again on “Quixote” last year after securing the film’s rights from the insurance company who paid out $15 million as the result of a flash flood destroying the original set.

No word the film’s cast yet, but given Gilliam’s gumption lately, there is definitely reason to believe snagging Depp back to star isn’t outside the realm of possibility.


From /film: Gilliam Already Working Again on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

From Empire Online: Gilliam Back To Work On Don Quixote
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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Postby TheButcher on Fri May 15, 2009 12:55 pm

From THR.com: Terry Gilliam back in saddle for 'Quixote' - Teams with producer Jeremy Thomas for long-developing pic
CANNES -- Terry Gilliam may no longer be tilting at windmills, having teamed with Oscar-winning British producer Jeremy Thomas to bring "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" to the big screen.

Gilliam has hooked up with Thomas to finally bring his long-blighted take on the tale of the Spanish knight. Screenwriter Tony Grisoni ("Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas") has worked with Gilliam to reimagine the legend, and the script revolves around a filmmaker who is charmed into Quixote's eternal quest for his ladylove, becoming an unwitting Sancho Panza.

The move uniting Gilliam with Thomas and his Recorded Picture Co. banner is the latest twist in a moviemaking saga almost as epic as Cervantes' 17th century classic on which it is based.

Nine years ago, the original shoot suffered a series of setbacks captured in the documentary "Lost in La Mancha," which went on to become a cult hit in its own right.

Thomas, in Cannes, described the project as "irresistible," while Grisoni added that there is no escaping some pacts. "Nearly 10 years on, I find myself lending a hand to get that crazed, giggling bedlamite back in the saddle. I'm talking about Don Quixote. In spite of God and the devil, he shall ride again," Grisoni said.

The RPC redeveloped movie is scheduled for a spring shoot. Gilliam's latest, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," unspools here Friday.


From Variety: Gilliam gives 'Quixote' another try
Terry Gilliam is getting lost in La Mancha all over again.

The director is reviving his passion project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" nearly a decade after his first attempt was derailed.

Gilliam's first stab at adapting Miguel de Cervantes' classic 17th century romantic tale was blighted by everything from freakish bad weather, which destroyed the sets, to lead actor Jean Rochefort's chronic back problems.

That experience was memorably captured in Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe's 2002 doc "Lost in La Mancha."

Now Gilliam is teaming up with Brit producer Jeremy Thomas to bring his long-cherished project to the bigscreen. Thomas' Recorded Picture Co. will produce after successfully obtaining the rights following lengthy negotiations.

Hanway Films will handle international sales.

Gilliam and screenwriter Tony Grisoni, who also wrote the first version, have rewritten and updated the script. The new film will revolve around a filmmaker who is charmed into joining Don Quixote's eternal quest for his ladylove, becoming an unwitting Sancho Panza.

"I'm not so much a filmmaker as someone who gets possessed by an idea and it doesn't leave me until I make the film," Gilliam told Variety. "I commit myself to it so fully."

Gilliam is also in talks with Johnny Depp, who had been set to star in the first ill-fated attempt as a modern-day ad exec who travels back in time and is mistaken for Sancho Panza by Don Quixote. Scheduling concerns are seen as the biggest obstacle to Depp's participation this time.

Depp also stars in Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," which preems in Cannes May 22. Depp, along with Colin Farrell and Jude Law, stepped in to save Gilliam's fantasy pic after lead actor Heath Ledger's death during pic's production.

Gilliam is hoping to start shooting "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" next spring. The main role of Don Quixote has yet to be cast.
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Re: I talked with TERRY GILLIAM!

Postby Al Shut on Fri May 15, 2009 1:57 pm

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

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Re: I talked with TERRY GILLIAM!

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Re: I talked with TERRY GILLIAM!

Postby magicmonkey on Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:59 am

Interview with the Gilliamesque-one, well the actual one, actually.

I CAME.I SAW. I wrote:MJ: Where do you generally look for inspiration?

TG: I don't. It finds me. I become possessed by these thoughts and they make me go out and have a terrible time making movies.
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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

Postby TheButcher on Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:16 pm

From Variety:
Gilliam's 'Quixote' problems continue
Director says financing has collapsed
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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

Postby Fievel on Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:32 pm

TheButcher wrote:From Variety:
Gilliam's 'Quixote' problems continue
Director says financing has collapsed


To say that Gilliam can't catch a break with this film is grossly understating it. I almost wish he'd just move on to something else that lights a creative and motivational fire under his ass.
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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

Postby TheButcher on Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:36 pm

From Variety:
Gilliam to godfather '1884' - Tim Ollive to helm retro sci-fi fantasy
John Hopewell & Elsa Keslassy wrote:PARIS -- Terry Gilliam is godfathering "1884," to be co-produced by U.K.'s Steam Driven Films and France's 2d3D Animations.

A retro sci-fi fantasy, "1884" is helmed by Tim Ollive, a Brit digital animation specialist whose multiple collaborations with Gilliam date back decades to 1979's "The Life of Brian" and 1983's "The Meaning of Life," through to "The Fisher King" and "The Brothers Grimm."

Bankside Films has acquired international rights.

"1884" will be produced by Peculiar Pictures' John Needham, 2d3D's Malika Brahmi, Gilliam -- officially named "a creative advisor" -- and vfx and miniatures specialist Steve Begg. 2d3D's Florent Mounier will exec produce.

Unnamed members of the former Monty Python team will feature in the British voicecast, Needham said.

A four-minute teaser of "1884" was presented by Gilliam, Needham and Mounier Wednesday at Paris FX, a two-day special effects and animation forum organized in the French capital by the Ile-de-France Film Commission.

Budgeted at Euros6 million ($8 million), Mounier said, "1884," a gently mocking burlesque, imagines a film made in 1848 with steam power, narrating a tale of laughable imperialist daring-do and espionage set in a futuristic 1884, when Europe is at war, steam-powered cars fly in the sky and man has landed on the moon.

Plot turns on dashing, if uber-bumbler secret agent Horatio Kitchengame dispatched to Europe to foil the plans of Count Ravenoff Fafner to achieve world dominion thanks to a dastardly new war machine.

The singular feature looks like animation but in fact mixes live-action puppets with CGI heads and actors' filmed eyes and mouths. Backgrounds feature collages of miniatures, film, graphics and period photography.

Ollive made a test for "1884" in his bathroom.

"I thought: Finally a bathroom has been put to proper use," Gilliam said in Paris.

He added: "The quality of the work is amazing: It's not slick and sleek CG work, such as studios in L.A. particularly produce. It looks crafted by an artisan, and the scale and design are spectacular."

Screenplay is by Ollive and graphic/production designer Dennis de Groot, another longtime Gilliam collaborator.

Pic is in the final stages of financing, with 75% to be put up by Steam Driven Films, Needham said.

Further Ollive animator credits include "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" and "Vertical Limit."

2d3D co-produced "The Triplets of Belleville" and the upcoming "Pinocchio."
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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

Postby TheButcher on Mon May 16, 2011 3:44 am

Terry Gilliam Attempting To Resurrect The Defective Detective, Thinking About Another, New Project
Brendon Connelly wrote:On Saturday night, I went to see Berlioz’ The Damnation of Faust at the English National Opera Coliseum, as directed by Terry Gilliam. It was, in the simplest terms, genuinely pulse-whipping, breathtaking stuff, and despite the relative expense, I’m taking myself back and getting the best seat I can. I just have to see it again.

I’ll publish more on that soon – but in the meantime, book yourself a ticket and go. Really.

Gilliam has taken part in a small handful of interviews to promote Faust, the best of them with the “Online Fanzine”, Dreams. As well as discussing the opera itself, he also chatted about his new short film The Wholly Family, and what might be coming up next for him as he returns to directing feature films:

We’re still battling away at [The Man Who Killed Don] Quixote. In the next few weeks, we might get a better idea of what our chances are of raising it. At the same time I’m just dredging up an old script – the one Richard LaGravenese and I wrote years ago after The Fisher King – The Defective Detective. And we are just snooping around to see if there is any way we can move that one forward…

…I’ve got another script I’ve been reading, because I just know I’ve got to get moving. It’s April now and if we’re going to do anything this year with Quixote, money has to materialise very quickly.


A few ideas and images from The Defective Detective made their way into The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and even Tideland. I imagine that this will contribute to a new, page one rewrite of the script becoming necessary.

A very short pitch for The Defective Detective might go something like this:

A detective looking for a missing little girl starts to believe the clues are leading him to an amazing, impossible solution: she’s vanished into a strange fantasy land that’s told of in storybooks. And he’s probably right… and he’ll probably have to go in there too, if he’s going to help her.


The drafts of the screenplay that I read were full of huge ideas carved from colossal ambition and the kind of gargantuan imagery that nobody has ever done better than Gilliam. At the same time, the real-world detective element would be a new departure for him. I think it’s especially exciting to think that, finally, we might get our chance to see this story be brought to life.

I’ll be keeping an ear close to the ground for movement on Quixote and Detective, and should any hints arise as to what this other mysterious script is, I’ll get digging there too.
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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

Postby SilentScream on Mon May 16, 2011 1:55 pm

I've got so much time for Gilliam as a filmmaker. Despite the bad luck that's dogged him, despite his overreaching indulgences and grandiose ambitions, he's a bloody fine, magical director whose flicks, even the failures, are worth ten times more than Avatar and the like. Tideland is almost unknown but remains his best work. I bought it on DVD for £2.99 and it's SUPERB.
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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

Postby TheButcher on Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:24 am

From Hero Complex:
Terry Gilliam on ‘Dark Knight,’ ‘Tintin’ and ‘Transformers’
We’re still hearing a lot of response to our biggest article this week, “Terry Gilliam: The heir of Fellini and the enemy of God?,” but the story isn’t quite done yet.

Gilliam, the director of “Brazil” and “Twelve Monkeys,” is a man of fiery opinions and during our two interviews (covering three hours and spread over two days) he lobbed a few Molotov cocktails in different directions. So, with quotes that didn’t make it into that first article, we bring you the World According to Gilliam:

* On “Transformers: Dark of the Moon“: “The latest ‘Transformers’ movie was on the plane coming over to Los Angeles. It’s horrible and there’s all these phallic things going on. I just couldn’t even deal with it. C’mon, leave some room for me, as the audience. The audience is totally excluded, you just sit there and watch the explosions. I couldn’t tell you what the movie was about. A lot of the audience is happy not to get involved. They’ve been working some [awful] job all day long and you just want to go out to a movie. That’s fine, that’s great. But I prefer something that catches you off guard and makes you think and feel and walk out different from when you came in…with ‘Transformers,’ with the building falling down and everything, there are great images but how can people slide down a crashing building without consequence, without physics? It’s just numbing. The movie hammers the audience into submission. They are influenced by video games but in video games at least you are immersed, in these movies you’re left out. And in the movies, humans are only there to fall and run around and, somehow, go through windows without getting cut to shreds.”

* On Hollywood scores: ”John Williams is a great musician but, wow, enough John. It isn’t his choice, of course, it’s the directors who allow him to take over a film and tell you exactly what you should be feeling every second of every minute of the film. I want people to come out with very different ideas of what the film is so they are real participants in the film as opposed to just paying observers. Most films now won’t let you in.”

* On “The Adventures of Tintin“: “I don’t want to pick on certain films but it’s opened in Europe and I’ve seen it and it’s also relentless. Unrelenting. Can you just slow down for a moment? There is no arc of the character for once, at least, it’s just, ‘Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, and now get ready for the sequel.’ Technically, it’s phenomenal. The chase scene is extraordinary but it’s strange that everyone is excited that it’s a single camera move but, um, it’s an animated film! Big deal. I read one article that said that they had to put several Tintin stories in there to pack it out. But actually you didn’t. Just tell one and slow down a bit and let people breathe. I think there’s an insecurity because it’s not even a roller coaster anymore; because at least a roller coaster slows down at some point and has dips and tension.”

* On Steven Spielberg and James Cameron: “I always wanted to do more with the camera when I was younger. When I first started seeing stuff that Spielberg was doing I remember thinking, ‘God, how does he move the camera like that?’ That’s brilliant.’ And even Jim Cameron, too, I was so envious of that stuff. I know I can’t do it. I don’t have the money to do it. And I don’t actually quite have the skills. The closest I ever got was stealing the tracking shots from ‘Paths of Glory‘ for ‘Brazil.’ All those tracking shots of Kirk Douglas in the trenches, that’s where I got it from. Those were the most elaborate shots I ever did. My stuff is really old, classical [stuff]. There’s a wide shot, a mid-shot and a close. [Instead] it’s about using juxtaposition or you counter something and let the ironies float through. To me it’s always been about the ideas. It’s not the technical skill because I’ve been limited in that.”

* On digital effects: “They are a Damocles sword. Any of this stuff you use is just a tool but there’s this rush now for photorealism and it bothers me. There’s so much overt fantasy now that I don’t watch a lot of the films because everything is possible now. There’s no tension there. Where’s the tension? Is it possible? Will you succeed? Will gravity take over? None of those things are part of the equation anymore. The denial of reality and consequence was fun when these movies began but now it’s been 20 years of this stuff. I keep waiting for the public to get fed up with it but then I worry that now it’s been here so long the audience is trained that this is what movies are meant to be.”

* On Christopher Nolan and “The Dark Knight”: “The car chase stuff in ‘Dark Knight’ is a video game; it is shot-for-shot, as you would get it in a video game like Grand Theft Auto. He’s got a weird balance; he understands all of that – the energy of it – so he chooses to put it in there yet he’s also a very intelligent filmmaker who can do all sorts of things. He’s incredibly good. With ’Inception,’ I wondered why all of the dreams were action movies. Don’t people have other dreams? And what’s interesting about the films are they are asexual. Maybe that’s the problem. Women can represent danger in them but no one seems to be having sex in these movies. In society overall, we have all this porn, 24 hours a day, so everyone can [masturbate] but I wonder is anyone having real sex anymore? I ask myself these questions.”

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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

Postby SilentScream on Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:57 am

He is totally SPOT ON about Tin Tin - I thought exactly the same when I saw it and posted about it on here.

Three cheers as well for his view on digital effects: of course, it's opened the doors to the imagination, but to the point now where there's no real magic left. It's just boring sensory overload that nullifies and negates real imagination.
There is no sense of mystery left in these movies. Nothing is left to our OWN imagination. EVERY BLOODY THING is done for us and we, the automated audience, sit there in the dark taking it all in like cartoon zombies then leave the cinema and forget all about it the next day.
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Re: TERRY GILLIAM'S RULES

Postby TheButcher on Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:03 pm

Terry Gilliam’s 10 Lessons For Directors Today
Brendon Connelly wrote:Terry Gilliam has plenty of opinions about the work of big-name, known and working directors, and they tend to turn up online fairly regularly. I’ve always liked his Spielberg vs. Kubrick piece, for example – I’ll embed it at the bottom of the post.

But he also has opinions about just the work, the process, in itself. There’s a lot of this in the Faber and Faber book, Gilliam on Gilliam, but for a quicker read, he’s also related ten succinct lessons to Filmmaker Magazine.

Here are the ten lesson titles, and a few excerpts along the way.
    1. Growing Up Is For Losers

    If you can maintain the kind of imagination you all had when you were babies, you would all be wonderful filmmakers.

    2. Film School is For Fools

    Watch movies, get a camera, make a movie. And if you do it enough times, eventually you start learning how films are made.

    3. Auterism Is Out. Fil-Teurism Is In

    I know what I’m trying to make but I have a lot of people who are around me who are my friends and don’t take orders and don’t listen to me, but who have individual ideas. And when they come up with a good idea, if it’s one that fits what I’m trying to do, I use it.

    4. Put Your Ideas In A Drawer. Take Them Out As Needed

    I do have a drawer in my desk with all the ideas that I have and that I scribbled out…

    5. All You’ve Really Got In Life Is Story

    You’ve got to believe in what you’re doing. And you’ve got to be willing to take the consequences of whatever it is. If you succeed, fantastic. If you fail, you might have to get a proper job.

    6. Command The Audience With Your Lens

    When I’m looking through the camera, when we’re setting up a scene, I don’t feel like I’m in the scene. And the wide angle lens, because we see so much, it seems to wrap around me a little bit. I also like the fact that with long lenses, the director controls the audience much more because you show the audience only exactly what you want.

    7. Nothing Can Defeat A Director Who Is One With His Actors

    I think the key is to make sure that the cast, especially if they’re big Hollywood superstars, likes the movie.

    8. Surround Yourself With Improvisers

    It can become mechanical when you’re shooting because you’re just trying to do exactly what you were thinking about for the last year. And what’s wonderful is when the actors come in and they do something that’s completely surprising, and suddenly every day becomes fresh.

    9. Directing Is Not For The Faint-Of-Heart. Or The Sane

    Film can often be incredibly disappointing…

    10. Be An Enlightened Despot

    I expect the actors to really be totally committed to the film and to their character and forget about who they are. Get rid of your vanity. Just be whatever the character demands.

    Bonus lesson: And Whatever You Do, Don’t Ever Work With The Weinsteins

    I suppose it would have been nice to have made more films in the 71 years that I’ve been hanging around this place. And if I have a regret, there’s only one really, and that was working with the Weinsteins.

Here endeth the lessons. For more, Gilliam’s commentary tracks are always a good listen, he continually gives good interview, and Gilliam on Gilliam, as I said, is full of gems.

Here’s that Spielberg vs. Kubrick video I promised.
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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Postby TheButcher on Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:20 am

John-Locke wrote:What's happening with Don Quixote?

Terry Gilliam Reveals Don Quixote Start Date
Phil de Semlyen wrote:The tale of Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is part of movie lore. Not-quite-making-of doc Lost In La Mancha charted the foiling of his first attempt to make it via a combination of injury, NATO fly-bys and plain old rotten luck. Undeterred, and with a refusal to surrender that would impress even the Spanish nobleman, Gilliam is having another crack and has concept art to show and a new start date lined up.

When Empire caught up with Gilliam to talk The Zero Theorem, he revealed that production on Don Quixote will kick off on September 29 on the Canary Islands. Gilliam now has Spanish producer Adrián Guerra, veteran of Buried, Red Lights and Elijah Wood’s Grand Piano, movies made under similarly restrained circumstances, to run interference for him, help raise capital and shoot down any errant fighter jets. “He’s really smart, loves movies,” explains the director. “He’s young enough to still love movies. But we’ve still got to cast it and get the money but other than that, that’s the deal.”

So how many Quixote casts has this film had now? “I’m hoping it’s the lucky 11," he laughs. "We keep rewriting the script each time, too, so it’s a slightly different film each time. It's the same film but the details change. Maybe it’s better, it’s certainly slightly smaller to fit into the new clothing we wear,” he said, adding wryly: “Which are cheap clothes these days.”

For Gilliam, it’s become more than just an itch that needs scratching. “It’s obsessive… desperate… pathetic… foolish,” laughs the director of his yen to make the film. “It's this growth, this tumour that's become part of my system that has to get out if I’m to survive.”

“I’ve got the opera (the ENO’s Benvenuto Cellini) to get out the way first and we start rehearsals in April. That’s for June, and there’s a week between the opera opening and Python rehearsals. And then we are at the moment starting shooting Quixote in the last week of September. If it's happening. Or not.”

With a little long-overdue luck, some handy financing and a fair wind, he’ll start shooting later this year. The Zero Theorem, meanwhile, is set for UK release on March 14
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Postby Spandau Belly on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:28 pm

As much as I like Gilliam, I think from the sounds of it the version of WATCHMEN we got was probably the better one.
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Spandau Belly wrote:As much as I like Gilliam, I think from the sounds of it the version of WATCHMEN we got was probably the better one.


actually the idea in and of itself doesn't sound that bad, but it's not Watchmen. it's so different from Watchmen that it would've pissed off a ton of people, if fans were upset that the movie didn't end with a giant space squid, i can only imagine the amount of rage this version would produce. i would've loved to see alan moore's reaction though, when his masterpiece is turned into a film about a bunch of cosplayers.

the opposite idea (awkward, geeky cosplayers who get zapped or something and suddenly become real superheroes) could probably make for a funny comedy. and i know the perfect person to play the lead role.






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Postby Spandau Belly on Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:09 pm

I guess the way he says it, his version of WATCHMEN just sounds like a superhero intervention. Maybe this screenplay found a clever way to make a good movie about guilt-tripping Dr Manhattan, but it just sounds boring to me.

It also doesn't really make sense to make a movie in which Dr Manhattan's existence is responsible for the USA-USSR arms race and saying that if he didn't exist these two superpowers wouldn't be at each other's throats. I say this because I live in a world where Dr. Manhattan never existed and the USA and USSR still had an arms race.



Oh, and for those of you who didn't know, Gilliam wanted to cast Dolph Lundgren as Dr Manhattan. I'm not making this shit up.
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Captain Awesome Strikes Back!

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Captain Awesome Says He Made WATCHMEN To "Save It From The Terry Gilliams Of This World"
Joel Silver last week revealed that Terry Gilliam's version of Watchmen would have featured some major changes to the source material, later criticising Zack Snyder for being a "slave" to the comic book. Well, the Batman Vs. Superman director has now struck back...

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Spandau Belly wrote:Oh, and for those of you who didn't know, Gilliam wanted to cast Dolph Lundgren as Dr Manhattan. I'm not making this shit up.


the world just missed out on a prime opportunity to see dolph lundgren's junk.
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TheBaxter wrote:
Spandau Belly wrote:Oh, and for those of you who didn't know, Gilliam wanted to cast Dolph Lundgren as Dr Manhattan. I'm not making this shit up.


the world just missed out on a prime opportunity to see dolph lundgren's junk.


And yet your avatar just barely prevents us from seeing your junk ... Prime opportunity, Schprime opportunity!
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Terry Gilliam interview: Zero Theorem, Twitter, 12 Monkeys
We talk to the legendary director Terry Gilliam about his new film The Zero Theorem, 12 Monkeys, social media and much more...
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New Zero Theorem trailer.

There are two things that are certain here: I, in no way, shape or form will understand this movie, and I will think its visually a masterpiece. I got very emotional by the end of this trailer, but I don't know why!
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Postby Spandau Belly on Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:00 am

I stopped watching the trailer halfway through because I didn't want to spoil anything for myself. Looks like good kooky fun. Waltz is always a watchable performer. Deal me in for this one.
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Terry Gilliam Views 'Fisher King' Scenes in New Light After Robin Williams' Suicide
"He knew the darker side and what it means to have demons"
You can listen to Gilliam’s original Fisher King commentary from the out-of-print Criterion laser disc here.
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Re: The Defective Detective

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TheButcher wrote:Terry Gilliam Attempting To Resurrect The Defective Detective, Thinking About Another, New Project
Brendon Connelly wrote:A very short pitch for The Defective Detective might go something like this:

A detective looking for a missing little girl starts to believe the clues are leading him to an amazing, impossible solution: she’s vanished into a strange fantasy land that’s told of in storybooks. And he’s probably right… and he’ll probably have to go in there too, if he’s going to help her.


The drafts of the screenplay that I read were full of huge ideas carved from colossal ambition and the kind of gargantuan imagery that nobody has ever done better than Gilliam. At the same time, the real-world detective element would be a new departure for him. I think it’s especially exciting to think that, finally, we might get our chance to see this story be brought to life.

I’ll be keeping an ear close to the ground for movement on Quixote and Detective, and should any hints arise as to what this other mysterious script is, I’ll get digging there too.


Cursed Genius Terry Gilliam is Working on a ‘Time Bandits’ TV Series
Jacob Hall wrote:While participating in an online Q&A over at The Guardian to promote his new autobiography, Gilliamesque: A Pre-posthumous Memoir, Gilliam was asked about his future in television. After all, he recently signed a deal with Amazon that would allow him to resurrect projects like The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and The Defective Detective, both of which he’s struggled to bring to the screen for years. And while Gilliam’s answer mostly dwells on The Defective Detective (whose script is being expanded into a six-hour series), he does open with that Time Bandits news:

We are involved in two possibilities — one, a TV series based on Time Bandits, another based on a script by Richard LaGravanese and I wrote after Fisher King, called The Defective Detective. We’re currently adapting a two hour film into a six hour series. It’s about a middle aged New York cop who was once a hero who has grown studly and cynical and is in the middle of a breakdown, ending up in a child’s fantasy world where the rules of the mean streets of New York no longer apply. The best way to kill a dragon is no longer a gun, but a tree branch you think is a sword.
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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

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Cannes 2016: Terry Gilliam on 'Continual Failure' and 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'
Why shooting movies is a "nightmare" and why "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" is starting to get fun.

Terry Gilliam's Long-Awaited 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' To Start Shooting in Fall, Star Adam Driver: Report

Adam Driver Will Be THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE For Terry Gilliam
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Terry Gilliam Revs Up ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Again; Adds Olga Kurylenko To Star With Adam Driver & Michael Palin – Cannes

Watch Terry Gilliam’s Cannes Presentation for ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’
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Don Quixote Movie in the Works at Disney (Exclusive)
Billy Ray, whose credits include 'The Hunger Games' and 'Captain Phillips,' is writing the script.
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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

Postby Ribbons on Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:06 pm

Huzzah!

I actually just watched the documentary Lost in La Mancha last week and found myself feeling bad for Gilliam all over again, so I'm glad to hear he finally made the film that's been torturing him for decades.
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Re: TERRY GILLIAM stuff

Postby Peven on Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:08 am

Ribbons wrote:Huzzah!

I actually just watched the documentary Lost in La Mancha last week and found myself feeling bad for Gilliam all over again, so I'm glad to hear he finally made the film that's been torturing him for decades.



see, you didn't say you watched a "movie", you said you watched a 'documentary" :-P I rest my case :-P :-P












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