Terry Gilliam confirms filming date of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 August 2014
Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam has revealed that filming for 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' will begin just after Christmas

Terry Gilliam has confirmed shooting for 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' will start shortly after Christmas.

Gilliam, 73, has been trying to make the film - inspired by Miguel De Cervantes' 17th Century Spanish classic Don Quixote - for some time, and it now finally appears to have been given the go-ahead.

He told TheWrap.com: "I keep incorporating my own life into it and shifting it. The basic underlying premise of the version Johnny [Depp, who was due to star in the film] was involved in was that he actually was going to be transported back to the 17th century.

"And now it all takes place now, it's contemporary. It's more about how movies can damage people."

Gilliam - a member of the 'Monty Python' comedy troupe - added: "I've done it so many times - or not done it so many times - I'll believe it when I see it. However, I'm behaving as if it's all going to happen as planned."

Casting for the film is ongoing, and Gilliam refused to divulge any secrets as to who may appear in the film when it finally hits cinema screens.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

  • 2 stars
  • 2018
  • UK / Spain / France / Portugal / Belgium
  • 2h 12min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Terry Gilliam
  • Cast: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro
  • UK release: 31 January 2020

Toby (Driver) is a director of commercials who finds himself in Spain with Javier (Pryce), who thinks he’s Don Quixote. Gilliam's passion project has been more than 25 years in the making and it feels old and tired; Driver is largely unlikeable, the female characters are one-dimensional and Pryce’s madman is maddening.