Hello all, Mad Dashiell here tilting windmills that keep spinning on and on. Speaking of let's talk about Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote project-
He has tried and tried again to get the film rolling at least eight times in the past. There have been cast members such as Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Johnny Depp, and Ewan McGregor coming and going since his colossally failed attempt in 2000. There is a well-documented film known as LOST IN LA MANCHA. It is about Terry Gilliam's unfinished film THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE. After suffering decades through the curse of Miguel de Cervantes, Gilliam finally massacred the giant behemoth project and has some positive news to bring us. Here we go-
"Well, we’ve almost finished the cut. We’re just fiddling now, figuring out a few things here and there so it’s pretty much what it is. We’ve got still months of work to do on visual effects, sound, music. But as far as the tale, it’s pretty tight now and it’s surprisingly wonderful. I always hesitate to get too optimistic or too excited about the work I’m doing. I’d rather try to stay cynical and slightly distant from it. When you fall in love with something, it’s painful when it doesn’t work for everybody else. But all the people who’ve seen it so far — they used the words, “We’re in love with this.” So let’s see if they’re right." T.G.
Gilliam told us during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival that he will finally see his passion project through with an October 2016 production start. Gilliam announced the cast would include Michael Palin as the title role, also Adam Driver and Olga Kurylenko. Adam Driver will play a director that films commercials. He finds an old student movie that he shot based on Don Quixote story. He travels back to the old Spanish village he shot it in and then gets pulled into his own quixotic misadventure. Will Gilliam's dream finally cast the long-awaited spell over his audience? Or will it fall short of the undying hype? I certainly can't wait to see.
Until next time and thanks for joining me-Mad Dashiell