Terry Gilliam may not be making that second take on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote after all, but don’t think he isn’t busy. He’s already done a webcast with the Arcade Fire this year, and made that strange NASCAR-themed short film, The Legend of Hallowdega.

Now he’s got another short planned that will go before cameras early in 2011. Details on The Wholly Family, after the break. Read More »

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Though it wasn’t really meant to work out this way, a sequence of test footage for Tim Ollive‘s amazing-looking steampunk sci-fi comedy 1884 has started to wind its way across the internet. You will find a good quality version linked after the break. Prepare to be hooked.

Ollive is a renowned model maker and long time collaborator of Terry Gilliam‘s. Way back on Life of Brian, Ollive was not only the fabricator but also one of the operators of the alien puppets seen in the space craft. I’m told he also built the neon sign that provides Gilliam’s Brazil with an opening title. Suffice to say, he has some serious skills in design, manufacture and puppeteering – all of which are shown to awesome effect in the test footage below.

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