Gilliam Updates “Quixote,” “Defective,” LAIKA

With Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem” finally hitting U.S. cinemas tomorrow, CraveOnline caught up with the filmmaker who offered an update on several of projects. First up, he says there has been movement on his passion project “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote”:

“The producer is talking to a couple agents of a couple actors at the moment, and somebody who says they’ve got the money for us. So these things are happening. Whether it all becomes a reality we’ll find out soon.”

Gilliam also says he’s figured out a new approach to “The Defective Detective,” a film about a detective who follows a missing girl into a fictional world:

“We’ve been talking about something, and I shouldn’t say much of anything, but there have been some talks among my former agent [about] resurrecting it in some form or another. I think it’s a great script and Richard LaGravenese and I have been talking about it for a while. It’s been languishing in the bowels of Paramount Pictures, so we shall what comes of these chats we’re having.”

Finally, he confirmed recent rumors indicating he may be teaming with “Coraline” and “The Boxtrolls” creators LAIKA studios:

“There have been talks, yeah. We keep meaning to have a good proper telephone conversation and it doesn’t seem to quite happen. Somebody involved is always unavailable. We’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”