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GILLIAM SET TO GIVE DON QUIXOTE NEW LIFE

November 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

You’ve got to give director Terry Gilliam an A for good old American sticktoitiveness. The former member of Monty Python (the only American in the group, he principally provided the graphics) Gilliam has suffered a series of disasters attempting to bring The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to the screen. Those disasters were chronicled in the documentary Lost in La Mancha in 2002. But Gilliam has told ComingSoon.net, “I’m going to try to do Don Quixote again. … I think this is the seventh time. Lucky seven, maybe. We’ll see if it happens. 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.” Actually, he’s been saying off and on for years that he plans to revive the project. In 2010 he announced that he had cast Ewan McGregor and Robert Duvall to play the lead roles that were originally assigned to Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort. “The dangerous thing is that a lot of people are waiting for it,” he said, “so I can disappoint a lot of people maybe.”