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Gilliam Finds His Don Quixote
And he has a start date for the film

07 October 2009  |  Written by Alastair Plumb  

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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.


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Last thing I heard Colin Farrell was attached to this project, which is a very good thing. More

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A story about a man traveling in strange lands and looking at large landmarks and taking part in strange customs. Enter Palin. More

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The Curse Of Terry Gilliam
If Gilliam runs out of money halfway through this time, he can just bung the footage together with the stuff he shot the first time and jazz it up in the editing room. More

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I would bet a testicle it's.....
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Man - I love Gilliam, and therefore I almost wish that he wouldn't try this again... because how gutted will he be if it all falls apart. Fingers and toes crossed for him More

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I really hope this goes well for him. More

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Jesus!!!!
The man is nothing if not resilient! I wish him all the luck in the world actually getting it filmed this time. More

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