Adam Driver and Michael Palin Join Terry Gilliam’s THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE
Terry Gilliam is never going to give up trying to make his passion project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. This is a project that he’s so passionate about that he’s willing to take on whatever torture that hell has to throw at him to get it made. Over the years, several actors have been involved with the project including Johnny Depp, Jean Rochefort, Ewan McGregor, Robert Duvall, Jack O’Connell, and John Hurt.
The project is set to move forward again, and this time there are two new actors attached to star in it. Those actors aree Adam Driver (The Force Awakens) and Michael Palin, who is one of Gilliam's old Monty Python collaborators. Both these actors will be great in the two lead roles of the film. Hopefully, the production actually goes through this time!
Thanks to Flickreel we have an updated story description for the project that you can read below:
There was a time when Toby was a young film student full of ideals. So he decided to shoot a film adapted from the story of Don Quixote in a pretty Spanish village.
But those days are gone and now Toby is an arrogant publicist, libidinous and jaded. Money and glitter have corrupted him, and while he is in Spain where he finishes filming an ad, he has to juggle with his boss’s wife – Jacqui – a calamitous weather, and his own ego. This is when a mysterious gypsy comes to find him with an old copy of his student film: Toby is upset and decides to go in search of a little village where he had made his first work a long time ago. He discovers with horror that his little film has had terrible effects on this quiet place. Angelica, the girl full of innocence, became a high-class call girl; and the old man who played Don Quixote lost his mind, convinced in his delusion of being the real “Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance.”
A series of incidents lead to a fire that threatens to destroy the village. Wanted by the police, Toby is “saved” by the old fool who takes him for his faithful squire Sancho, and drives on the roads in search of his perfect wife, Dulcinea.
During this journey, Toby will face demons, real and imaginary, modern and medieval. Damsels will be saved, jousts will be completed, and giants will be killed!
Reality and fantasy merge in this strange journey, until a spooky ending.
The movie is set to start shooting in the autumn. Maybe this time it will work out better than the first time Gilliam tried to make this movie. You can watch that beautiful disaster go down in the documentary Lost in La Mancha.
Source: Screen Daily