Terry Gilliam can’t catch a break. The filmmaker’s dream project “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” famously fell apart in production over fifteen years ago due to a number of circumstances from injury to flash flooding. In the years since the project has come close to starting again on a few occasions before falling apart again.
This year it seemed like he had finally got enough momentum to go forward. There was a press conference in Cannes to announce the project, Adam Driver and Michael Palin were set to star, Alberto Iglesias would score the film and shooting would begin in the Fall.
Now though it has hit another set back. Talking with The Radio 2 Arts Show With Jonathan Ross, Gilliam revealed the shoot has faced yet another setback:
“I was supposed to start to be shooting it starting next Monday. It’s been slightly delayed. I had this producer, a Portuguese chap, who claimed he’d get all the money together in time. And a few weeks ago, he proved that he didn’t have the money. So we are still marching forward. It is not dead. I will be dead before the film is.”
Belgian industry news site Wallonia (via The Playlist) adds that a 55-day shoot will now begin in Belgium in November, no word on how much more financing Gilliam will need to get up and running in time.