Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Win Premiere Tickets
To see Mission: Impossible in Vienna.
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Latest Ant-Man Trailer Jumps Online
''We should call the Avengers...''
Podcast 168: Hayley Atwell
Agent Carter, at your service
Exclusive New Deadpool Image
Say hello to Negasonic Teenage Warhead
New Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Images
Chinny reckoning
Bryan Singer Teases New X-Men: Days Of Future Past Rogue Cut Footage
'This is not just an extended edition...'
Exclusive First Trailer For Spanish Thriller Marshland
The acclaimed serial killer mystery gets a poster too
Mark Wahlberg Joins Mile 22
Iko Uwais and Ronda Rousey already aboard
Simon Kinberg Talks Deadpool
''It’s graphic. Nothing is taboo...''
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
10 June 2015
Terry Gilliam Reveals That Don Quixote Will Be An Amazon Film
And he's dusting off other projects for the company
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
17 July 2017
American Pastoral
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Son Of A Gun (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Mortdecai (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Into The Woods (2015)
Empire Star Rating
For No Good Reason (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transcendence (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Gilliam Says Don Quixote Is His Next Film
Tilting at La Mancha's windmills once again

19 November 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Coming Soon

submit to reddit

We're sure you don't need to be reminded what happened the first time around. You can check out the infamous documentary Lost in La Mancha for that particular saga. There was another financial hiccup that killed pre-production on a renewed attempt in 2010, but now it seems Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote may finally (again) be going before his cameras. The director tells Coming Soon that, with The Zero Theorem complete, he hopes it will be his next project. "I think this is the seventh time [I've tried to get it going]," he reflects. "Lucky seven, maybe?"

Not a straight adaptation of Miguel De Cervantes' 17th Century Spanish classic, Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was originally set to star Johnny Depp as a time-travelling ad executive who teams up with Jean Rochefort in the title role. Then in 2010 it was planned that Ewan McGregor would be the suit, and Robert Duvall would have his lance pointed windmill-wards. Whether that's still in the stars or we're looking at another new cast is unclear.

"We'll see if it happens," Gilliam shrugs. "This is kind of my default position, going back to that. I actually just want to make it and get rid of it. Get it out of my life! I don't know if it will be good or bad. The dangerous thing is that a lot of people are waiting for it, so I can disappoint a lot of people maybe."

It's no exaggeration at this point to call Gilliam's a Quixotic vision, so his strangely resigned determination is nothing but appropriate. Here's hoping it turns out not to have been, in the end, an impossible dream. While we're waiting to find out, The Zero Theorem is released in the UK on March 14 next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Release Date Announced For Dumb And Dumber To
Brace yourselves for next winter
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Mirror Match: 10 Movies Where Your Evil Twin Attacks
A new challenger enters… and it’s YOU (but with bad facial hair)

Please Explain! With Arnold Schwarzenegger...
Plus Emilia Clarke on pranks, smiles and 'The Robot'

Terminator Genisys: Empire's Verdict
It wants your clothes and your (re)boots

100 Greatest Movie Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains exclusively revealed!

Bonfire Of The Vanities: When Personal Projects Go Wrong
15 hubristic horrors that went straight to movie jail

Hollywood Jackanory: Stars Reading Things Out Of Context
From Ian McKellen vs. One Direction to Hugh Jackman vs. baking innuendos

Before And After: How 10 Books Changed On Their Way To Becoming Movies
...And how their authors reacted

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)