Terry Gilliam Finally Wraps 'Don Quixote' Project After 17 Years

Olive Rios
June 5, 2017

A still from "Lost in La Mancha", a documentary about the making of "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote".

That confidence in Gilliam has payed off today, as Gilliam took to social media today to announce that filming has wrapped on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote some 17 years after he initially took the project on.

Amazon Studios have put their money and backing into the film, which is based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra. "Sorry for the long silence". Gilliam wrote script with Tony Grisoni. Muchas gracias to all the team and believes.

Along the way, the cursed film project has been hit by funding problems, insurance problems, illness, scheduling conflicts, cancer diagnoses, flash flooding and legal battles over rights to the screenplay. Other names that have been attached to the project are John Hurt, Ewan McGregor, Michael Palin, and Robert Duvall.

As far as plot is concerned, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will document Toby's unusual experiences as he "jumps back and forth in time between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha, where Don Quixote mistakes him for Sancho Panza".

However, the Gilliam's Don Quixote curse may not be lifted just yet. "Any sensible person would have given up years ago but sometimes pig-headed dreamers win in the end, so thank you to all of the ill paid fantasists and believers who have joined to make this longstanding dream a reality!"

The original cast of the film included Rochefort as Quixote, Johnny Depp as Toby, and Vanessa Paradis; those roles have now been played by Jonathan Pryce as Quixote, Adam Driver as Toby (massive improvement), and Olga Kurylenko (as a character named Jacqui).

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