Terry Gilliam to begin shooting Don Quixote film ‘after Christmas’
Director and Monty Python legend Terry Gilliam says he will finally begin shooting his long-planned film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote ‘after Christmas’. The film’s production has been mired in problems since its inception, having halted on several occasions already.
The misfortune attributed to the film’s production is such that it has even been the subject of a documentary, Lost in La Mancha, and a recent version starring Johhny Depp was the latest attempt to hit the skids.
“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” said Gilliam.
The director says he will now be taking the film in a different direction, adding some pretty meta concepts into the script, saying the film will be about a man trying to make the Don Quixote film: “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”. Sounds interesting, but will it happen this time? We hope so…