Nobody can deny that Terry Gilliam is one tenacious filmmaker. We all know the trials and tribulations of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, his undying passion project that’s been in the making for well over 20 years with a revolving door of stars and a lot of terrible, no good luck. Whatever could go wrong for this movie seemingly did, but what matters now is this: The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally finished.

The end result is, in typical Gilliam fashion, a rush of creativity and imagination. “This is Gilliam at his most playful in decades and his distinct blend of slapstick, silly raunch, biting satire, and electric wit is on full display here,” managing editor Jacob Hall wrote after he saw the film at South by Southwest. With The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Gilliam doesn’t hold back, but according to him, it’s always the limitations that bring out the best in his work.

He told us plenty more about his process, past films, and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote during a wide-ranging interview.

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man who killed don quixote trailer

Update: Check out the bottom of the article for more information about the movie’s release.

For years, cinephiles were convinced they’d never have the opportunity to see director Terry Gilliam‘s long-awaited film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which had earned a reputation for being cursed after an aborted production effort in the early 2000s that was chronicled in the documentary Lost in La Mancha. Against all odds, Gilliam managed to actually finish the film, but problems with finding a distributor again left the movie’s future uncertain.

Now we know the film is definitely coming to theaters in 2019 – but since this is Don Quixote we’re talking about, there’s a slight hitch. The movie will indeed be in theaters, but only for a “one night theatrical event,” courtesy of Screen Media Ventures and Fathom Events. Get the details and check out a new trailer for the movie below. Read More »

Man Who Killed Don Quixote clips

Considering its disastrous production history, cinephiles have adopted an “I’ll believe it when I see it” attitude when it comes to Terry Gilliam‘s highly troubled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. But after decades of starts and stops, the day has come where we can believe without a doubt that the movie finally exists. Three actual, honest to God clips from this movie have hit the internet, and you can watch them ahead of the film’s long-awaited premiere during the closing night of this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
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Man Who Killed Don Quixote Images

It’s hard to believe that Terry Gilliam‘s long-awaited, long-delayed The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is almost here. Or maybe it’s not? Some new Man Who Killed Don Quixote images have arrived, and with them comes even more trouble for the film. Trouble that might get it pulled from its Cannes premiere.

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the man who killed don quixote trailer

Sometimes seeing is believing. And sometimes, not even seeing is enough to convince us that The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a real movie that exists.

Terry Gilliam‘s disastrous passion project has been 20 years in the making, facing actor injuries, natural disasters, and seemingly the wrath of God himself. And it looked like it would finally premiere at Cannes this year — until yet another obstacle came its way in the form of legal troubles. But, fear not. An actual, bonafide The Man Who Killed Don Quixote trailer has come our way to convince us that this movie does indeed exist.

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the man who killed don quixote first look

Heaven and hell seemed to unite in defiance of Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteHis repeated attempts to make the film over the last 20 years have been plagued by disasters — natural and human.

But, against all odds, he may just have done it. He may have finally made the darn thing. And more than two decades after Gilliam first set out on this passion project, we have our first look at The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

It’s hard to believe, but director Terry Gilliam has been working on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote for almost 20 years. After one setback after another, with bad luck compounding bad luck, it looks as if Gilliam might buck the odds and finally release the film for the world to see. The filmmaker recently revealed that he’s nearly finished cutting the film together. Hell might be about to freeze over, and we may finally be blessed with Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

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don quixote filming

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has apparently begun production and now I’m worried that a giant foot will come down from the sky and crush director Terry Gilliam, Monty Python-style. After all, the forces of nature have kept this project on the ropes for nearly two decades. This isn’t even the first time cameras have rolled on the film! There’s still a chance all finished footage could burn up in a fire. There’s still a chance a freak sinkhole could swallow the entire crew. Anything can happen…but it’s about time that the universe cut Gilliam some slack.

Let’s run down everything we know where this famously ill-fated production stands at the moment, including its new leading man.

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taboo-tom-hardy

Taboo marks another collaboration between Steven Knight and actor Tom Hardy. The BBC and FX series follows up their work together on Peaky Blinders season two and Knight’s spellbinding second feature, Locke. The dark and atmospheric trailer for their series made it look unlike any show coming out. In Knight’s opinion, there hasn’t ever been a show quite like it.

Below, Steven Knight discusses the  Taboo TV series.

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The thriller follows Boy (Phoenix), who leads an isolated life in the desert. When a vacationing couple (Jonathan Pryce and Judy Davis) come asking for help after their car breaks down near his home, Boy develops an unhealthy relationship with the wife. Watch the Dark Blood trailer after the jump.

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