You should know the long version of the story by now, but here’s the short one: Terry Gilliam has been trying to make “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” but has been continually thwarted by disaster, delays, and other bumps in the road. But ever optimistic and hopeful, the director has been promising the picture will get made, though his various intended start dates tend to fall through. For example, last fall he said the picture, now backed by Amazon, would shoot in April. However, it looks like that won’t be happening, and he now has a new start in mind.
Speaking with The List at an event celebrating the work of Cervantes in Edinburgh, Gilliam shared his next proposed timeframe for the ‘Quixote.’
“I always believe I’m going to get it off the ground and we’re going to be shooting in September. That’s what I believe, the reality may be different,” he stated.
Indeed, we shall see. Recently it has been suggested the problems insuring Gilliam’s preferred lead, John Hurt, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last summer, could have been behind recent delays. So, here’s hoping to Hurt’s good health, no more surprises, and that ‘Quixote’ finally, really, actually starts filming in September.