Terry Gilliam has trouble with The Man Who Killed Don Quixote…again

Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has run into trouble again, extending its ten year (so far) development time.

According to Variety, Gilliam, in attendance at the Deauville American Film Festival, told attendees that he had lost financing for the project.

“The financing collapsed about a month and a half ago. I shouldn’t be here. The plan was to be shooting Quixote right now.”

The movie has had a rocky shoot, to the point where a documentary, Lost in La Mancha, was made about the problems surrounding it back in 2002. The film takes the traditional Quixote story and adds a touch of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, with an ad executive traveling back in time and replacing Sancho Panza.

Gilliam is still looking for financing, and Robert Duvall is on board as Quixote, with Ewan McGregor attached as well. So we’ll hopefully see this before it becomes the film equivalent of Duke Nukem Forever.

Posted on September 6, 2010 at 21:03 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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