Oh, Terry Gilliam. When will you learn to just give up on Don Quixote?The filmmaker has been trying to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote made for years now, but every time out it has been an utter and complete failure. Production on the project first began in 2000, but due after one problem after the other the whole thing had to be shut down (and a documentary called Lost in La Mancha was made about the experience). Not content with letting sleeping dogs lie, Gilliam tried to bring back the movie yet again a few years ago with Robert Duvall playing Quixote, but that version didn't even make it to the production stage. It's almost as though there is a outside force doing its best to prevent the movie from ever getting made, but apparently nobody is paying enough attention.
According to Money Into Light (via The Playlist), there are now on-going talks to once again resurrect The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The site recently had the chance to speak with writer Tony Grisoni, who, while talking about what it's like to be part of the team behind the movie, revealed that "Don is back up and in the saddle and ready to ride under new colours." What's more, Alfalfa Studio has posted a new branding logo for the project, which was apparently designed by Gilliam himself. You can see what that looks like below:
Grisoni may believe that this project may one day get off the ground and so may the rest of the crew, but the truth is that we will never see Gilliam's version of Don Quixote on the big screen. If it ever does, and you can use this article as evidence, I swear that I will eat my shoe. Could it end up being great? Absolutely. Gilliam is a wonderful filmmaker and Tony Grisoni has a great track record too. That doesn't mean it's going to happen.
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