Gilliam’s Amazon Deal Includes “Don Quixote”

Terry Gilliam has confirmed that his long-gestating dream project, “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” is a part of his not long ago announced deal with Amazon Studios who will distribute in the United States. Filming aims to begin early next year

Jack O’Connell and John Hurt are currently slated for the lead roles in which O’Connell plays a jaundiced freelance commercials director who heads to Spain for a shoot where he encounters a mysterious gypsy (Hurt). Of the deal with Amazon, Gilliam says:

“I’m intrigued by their way of doing it. They go into the cinemas first and then a month or two afterwards they go into streaming. And I think that’s good because you get a chance to see it on the big screen, and yet I know that more people have seen my films on DVD than they have in the cinemas and that’s the reality of life now.

Amazon and the like are interesting because they are all still in their formative stages. They’re not a bureaucracy that has been around for years like the studio system, and so they’re full of people that are open to new and fresh ideas. So it’s a good time to be working with people like that.”

Gilliam also confirmed that some old projects he’s had floating in development may come to fruition with this new deal, albeit in different formats such as event series television with one of them potentially being the “Defective Detective” project he wrote years ago with Richard LaGravenese:

“A couple of old scripts that have been wallowing within the studio system; we’ve got them out, so we’re going to stretch them out. So what was going to become a two and a half hour movie will now become a six-eight part TV series.”

Source: The Playlist

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