Gilliam Finds His Don Quixote
And he has a start date for the film
At The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus premiere yesterday Terry Gilliam let slip that the once abandoned film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (whose eventual demise lives on the documentary Lost In La Mancha) is back on track - and he's found the right man for the job.
"We're up and running again, we've rewritten the script and finally got it back, the budget's come in... and I think we've found our Quixote! But who's it going to be? Well, I'm not going to tell you, but it'll start next Spring."
Earlier in the week Gilliam described the film to us as a "donkey, and now it has three of its legs", so while there are essential elements still to find, things are looking promising for the once ill-fated project.
So there's light at the end of the tunnel for the film that's become a byword for bad luck in the business... and after surviving a what could have been a full stop for Parnassus after Heath's passing away, it's great to see Gilliam still going strong.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is out on October 16.