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Terry Gilliam set to shoot The Man Who Killed Don Quixote this coming Spring

08 August 2014

Filmmaking legend Terry Gilliam who last brought us The Zero Theorem has spoken about the latest delay on his troubled project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and his plans to modernise Cervantes's classic novel.

Talking to The Playlist, Gilliam said "I'm surprised that I'm still this stupid and pig-headed, I thought by now I would have learned something, but I haven't.

So [Quixote] is what we're working on again. The plan was to shoot in October, but I had to push it because of the [Monty] Python show. I had to shift everything so it's planned for next spring time.
I have a Spanish producer who is doing deals with a couple actors whose names will not be mentioned. We're told we have the money. We'll see. I don't believe anything anymore."

Talking to The Wrap Gilliam added "I keep incorporating my own life into it and shifting it. It all takes place now, it's contemporary.

It's more about how movies can damage people. Our main character actually made a Don Quixote movie a lot earlier in his history 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."

Gilliam first tried to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in 1998, but has been delayed by a series of mishaps.

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