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 Release

Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote might finally see the light of day in North America – for real this time. Gilliam’s film went through years of turmoil before he was able to finish it – and even then, the problems still weren’t over. Amazon was set to distribute the flick, but pulled out at the last minute, leaving Don Quixote‘s U.S. release in limbo. Now, Screen Media has acquired the North American rights, with plans to release the film in 2019.

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Time Bandits TV show

Apple refuses to stop adding shows to their streaming service. Don’t even try to stop them. The latest: a Time Bandits TV series, based on Terry Gilliam‘s film of the same name. The Time Bandits series joins an ever-growing list of eclectic original programming set to debut on Apple’s streaming service.

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the man who killed don quixote rights

Reports of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote‘s death were greatly exaggerated. Although a French court ruled in former producer Paul Branco‘s favor over the long and drawn-out legal battle between him and director Terry Gilliam, apparently reports that Gilliam had lost the rights to his film were not true.

Gilliam retains The Man Who Killed Don Quixote rights, according to Gilliam’s current producer Mariela Busuievsky. As to those reports that Branco had won them in the court case? Busuievsky says that was a case of Branco simply being a little too boastful.

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the man who killed don quixote rights

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote‘s curse has struck again. After Terry Gilliam had seemingly won a decades-long battle against God and the universe with the film’s triumphant screening at Cannes last month, the embattled director has been dealt yet another blow. Despite a Paris court ruling in his favor prior to the Cannes screening, Gilliam has now lost The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to his former producer Paul Branco.

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terry gilliam hates superhero movies

Filmmaker and cranky man Terry Gilliam is not here for your superhero movie nonsense. When someone recently asked the director if he’d ever make a superhero movie of his own, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote director did not sugarcoat his response.

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lost in la mancha sequel

Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has had one long, strange journey to the screen. The troubled production of the film was previously chronicled in the documentary Lost in La Mancha. Now, a Lost in La Mancha sequel called He Dreams of Giants will finish telling the story.

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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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The troubles never cease for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. True to its title, the universe seems adamant on striking this project dead, even as the film has been completed and heads to the Cannes Film Festival to make its world premiere. Because now, the distribution of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote — and the health of its director — is at stake.

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