Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is finally slated to premiere at Cannes next weekend after a troubled production history that spans nearly three decades.
The film famously came close to being made in 2000 with shooting beginning before the project fell apart due to natural disaster, a seriously injured leading man and some absentee actors leading to production being cancelled.
At the time Gilliam had Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe filming a ‘making of’ documentary about the film’s production – that became the 2002 stand-alone feature documentary “Lost in La Mancha” which received critical praise for its depiction of the difficulties of filmmaking.
Now comes word that ‘La Mancha’ is getting a sequel called “He Dreams of Giants” with the same team reuniting to finish telling the story. The new film will explore the internal struggle in Giliam’s mind and asks what it’s like for him to be finally finishing this project.
Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce star in “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” which should hopefully score a release later this year.