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Gilliam's Don Quixote born again?

TerryGilliam.jpgTerry Gilliam's long love affair with the Don Quixote has become legend. The film has been on and off and the original shoot some nine years ago was beset by problems which were filmed in the documentary Lost in La Mancha.

Now though, it seems that he has teamed up with British producer Jeremy Thomas to bring the story of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to the big screen...again.

Tony Grisoni is back working on the script and was speaking at Cannes through The Hollywood Reporter, sounding genuinely excited he said:

"Nearly 10 years on, I find myself lending a hand to get that crazed, giggling bedlamite back in the saddle. I'm talking about Don Quixote. In spite of God and the devil, he shall ride again..."

There's no word from the man himself, no not Don Quixote but Terry Gilliam, however the story does tell us that they've worked, as in past tense, does this mean that the script is ready to go for the second time, or are they having a go at reworking it again? Not quite sure, the details are sparse, but Gilliam is working on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote once again.

"...the script revolves around a filmmaker who is charmed into Quixote's eternal quest for his ladylove, becoming an unwitting Sancho Panza."

Let's hope that this long worked on project finally gets made. I can't help but think that they will make it this time, after all with a lifetime achievement BAFTA under his belt this year I think people will be keen to capitalise on his success.



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