Author Topic: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote  (Read 5842 times)

Shaky

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« on: May 25, 2016, 04:24:02 AM »
Haven't read anything on CaB about this - vast pinch of salt at the ready - but it looks like Terry Gilliam's longggg attempted version of Don Quixote might be getting off the ground again. Perhaps.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36323322

As was rumoured a couple of years ago, Michael Palin is set to play the lead and I'm really excited by that choice. He's got that interesting, lived in face these days and been giving some good straight performances in recent years after a long period of non-acting. Adam Driver is replacing Depp and he's pretty tops too, I think.

So... anyone still excited for this after 15 - 20 years of ups and downs? Sounds like Gilliam will be using a lot of his familiar tropes which could go either way at this stage, but if nothing else you've got to admire the guy's persistence.

Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 05:03:51 AM »
Johnny Depp is a senile mad evil twat, that's all there is to it.

Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 05:08:19 AM »
Hard not to identify with "I want to get this film out of my life," there's a line that should resonate with creative types. Sounds fun! The casting sounds good, too. Quite like that after the massively heightened profile from Star Wars, Driver picks this cursed Gilliam project to work on.

A career strategy also pursued by the likes of... oh wait.

Boy, I wonder what that producer will be like to work with tho, if he's spouting shit about wanting Gilliam the director not actor... "the film's latest iteration will not permit a documentary crew on set." Ha! Understandable, but why tell the PRESS that?!?! Is this going to end in competing full page ads in Variety?

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 05:42:43 AM »
Boy, I wonder what that producer will be like to work with tho, if he's spouting shit about wanting Gilliam the director not actor... "the film's latest iteration will not permit a documentary crew on set." Ha! Understandable, but why tell the PRESS that?!?! Is this going to end in competing full page ads in Variety?

Heh, indeed. It's basically a case of, "Little Terry isn't allowed to come out of his room to play until he's finished his homework!" Suitably Pythonesque, but an odd thing to blurt out when execs generally avoid yammering over the talent in public.

It is pretty amazing that anyone still wants to invest in this film, though - they must feel he can deliver the goods on some level. Perhaps some tough Portugese love will go a long way and finally get the fucker finished.

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2016, 03:42:38 PM »
Michael Palin dead soon then :(

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016, 05:39:02 PM »
How many more people have to die in the making of this movie before Guilliam calls it quits?

Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2016, 05:52:58 PM »
How many more people have to die in the making of this movie before Guilliam calls it quits?

It's his Oak Island, isn't it? It's gonna have to take him with it, the first Hollywood directorial snuff movie.

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2016, 06:07:53 PM »
Only the one guy died though? I know Hurt got cancer but he's not dead is he?


I think the Palin casting is incredibly exciting, it has to be said.

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2016, 12:29:36 AM »
Jean Rochefort just fell off his horse or something, didn't he? The old goose is actually still alive... probably to Gilliam's annoyance.

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2016, 05:50:05 AM »

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2016, 12:07:14 PM »
Just keep Depp away from it.

I swear, if Gilliam ends up giving him an extended cameo or summat, I will rip out his rectum.

Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2016, 12:47:43 PM »
Not Adam Driverrrr ... for fuck's sake, why do decent directors keep casting that gormless trout of a man?

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2016, 12:51:41 PM »
Not Adam Driverrrr ... for fuck's sake, why do decent directors keep casting that gormless trout of a man?

Aww, he's okay.

Rather him than Depp any day of the week.

Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2016, 12:58:45 PM »
Aww, he's okay.

He isn't.  His performance in Midnight Special had me hooting (unintentionally).

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2016, 01:08:46 PM »
I've not seen Midnight Special, but he's good in:
Inside Llewyn Davies
This Is Where I Leave You
Hungry Hearts
Tracks
What If?

and he's by far the best thing about both Girls and Frances Ha, two things which I otherwise absolutely loathe.

Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2016, 01:17:35 PM »
I've not seen Midnight Special, but he's good in:
Inside Llewyn Davies

He's barely in it.  I think that was the first time I saw him, though, and found him instantly annoying.  And that While We're Young.  Fair enough, he's meant to be annoying, but he somehow isn't even very good at doing that on purpose.  Total gorm.

and he's by far the best thing about both Girls and Frances Ha, two things which I otherwise absolutely loathe.

Yes, I'll give you that he's not the worst thing about these horrible things.

I think Depp would've been great for it at the time he was originally supposed to be in it.  Now it'd be fucking terrible, of course, presumably with him insisting on wearing a giant prosthetic nose and a poncho.

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2016, 03:21:42 PM »
Terry Gilliam Says ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ Has Been “Slightly Delayed” Again.

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“I was supposed to start to be shooting it starting next Monday. It’s been slightly delayed. I had this producer, a Portuguese chap, who claimed he’d get all the money together in time. And a few weeks ago, he proved that he didn’t have the money,” Gilliam said.“So we are still marching forward. It is not dead. I will be dead before the film is.”

Fuck's sake!

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2016, 03:34:22 PM »
He isn't.  His performance in Midnight Special had me hooting (unintentionally).
Ah now, that film was a f*cking disaster and the way that character was written was the worst part of the lot. Lord knows why he took it on if the script was at all like the final product.

Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2016, 09:12:06 PM »
That producer seemed like a real idiot, not surprising that he's a liar as well.

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2016, 02:20:38 AM »
I think Depp would've been great for it at the time he was originally supposed to be in it.  Now it'd be fucking terrible, of course, presumably with him insisting on wearing a giant prosthetic nose and a poncho.


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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2016, 01:19:43 AM »
Fucking hell, Gilliam just can't get any breaks with this.

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2016, 12:02:46 PM »
And just to rub it in...

Don Quixote Movie in the Works at Disney (Exclusive).

Yes, I believe that's the same one Depp signed on for a couple of years back after blowing Gilliam off for years, forcing him to postpone continually, and then not even discussing it with him.  From what I recall, Gilliam found out about it the same way we did.

Don't know if Depp's still attached, you'd think they'd mention it in the article.

EDIT: Yes, evidently this isn't the Depp Disney Don Quixote[nb]Day Today Horse Names[/nb].  But I only just realised from that article that Depp's version had signed on the writer of The Hot Tub Time Machine to pen the adaptation.  The writer of The Hot Tub Time Machine ... to do Don Quixote.  Kay.

Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2017, 08:31:21 PM »
Well, who'd have thought? The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally in the can: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/06/terry-gilliam-wraps-production-on-the-man-who-killed-don-quixote-1201836951/

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #25 on: June 04, 2017, 08:38:52 PM »
Hang on - Jonathan Pryce?????

Last I heard, probably in January or February, was that he was filming with Michael Palin.

So has he managed to do the whole thing in about 2 months after losing yet another lead?

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2017, 05:07:38 AM »
Yeah, just read about this. Gutted Palin is out but Pryce is an excellent actor and, of course, he's got a long running thing going with Gilliam.

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2017, 01:38:16 PM »
Hadn't heard about Palin leaving this either. Did he do any filming with Palin then?

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Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2017, 01:52:50 PM »
Hadn't heard about Palin leaving this either. Did he do any filming with Palin then?

The last proper bit of news I read about the production was when it started filming a few months ago, and that definitely said that Palin was Quixote.

Curious to know what happened there, but this article is quite informative (although light on nitty-gritty on the most recent iteration of the production) - http://www.thedailybeast.com/terry-gilliams-long-strange-not-yet-doomed-don-quixote-quest

Re: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2017, 01:55:27 PM »
To confirm, Palin in an interview (Loose Ends IMS) said he was in it and they were just waiting for more money.