It may have taken him a good portion of his life, but Terry Gilliam’s dream-turned-nightmare and back to dream again project “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is almost finished.
Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro, and Stellan Skarsgard star in the film about an arrogant publicist returning to the village where he shot his student film adaptation of ‘Don Quixote’. He discovers the terrible effect his project had on the town, leading to an unlikely adventure.
Speaking with The New York Times, Gilliam confirms the film is still in post-production, but he’s already been screening a rough cut and so far response has been good:
“We’ve almost finished the cut. We’re just fiddling now, figuring out a few things here and there so it’s pretty much what it is. We’ve got still months of work to do on visual effects, sound, music. But as far as the tale, it’s pretty tight now and it’s surprisingly wonderful.
I always hesitate to get too optimistic or too excited about the work I’m doing. I’d rather try to stay cynical and slightly distant from it. When you fall in love with something, it’s painful when it doesn’t work for everybody else. But all the people who’ve seen it so far – they used the words, ‘We’re in love with this.’ So let’s see if they’re right.”
There’s no word as yet on a release date or potential premiere – but a Cannes Festival 2018 premiere seems a likely possibility. Amazon Studios will release the film in U.S., Canada and the UK hopefully late next year.