Terry Gilliam's THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE Will Get a U.S. Theatrical Release in 2019
Terry Gilliam has been to hell and back multiple times on his journey to make his passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The last we heard, Gilliam had lost the rights to the film and we had no idea if it would ever get released, especially after Amazon dropped it.
Well, I’ve got some great news for all of you Gilliam fans out there! Screen Media picked up the North American rights to the film and they have partnered up with Fathom Events to give the film a theatrical release in March 2019! This is great news!
David Fannon, President of Screen Media had this to say in a statement:
“Terry Gilliam is a true auteur and his latest film does not disappoint. It is the perfect pairing of a film with a filmmaker, the story of Don Quixote, a man who believes in things that seemingly no one else believes in, until finally, they share his vision. Screen Media is thrilled that U.S. audiences will finally get to see Terry Gilliam’s quest.”
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote stars Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in the role of Toby and Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean) in the role of Don Quixote, and this is the synopsis:
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote tells the story of a deluded old man who is convinced he is Don Quixote, and who mistakes Toby, an advertising executive, for his trusty squire, Sancho Panza. The pair embark on a bizarre journey, jumping back and forth in time between the 21st and magical 17th century. Gradually, like the infamous knight himself, Toby becomes consumed by the illusory world and unable to determine his dreams from reality. The tale culminates in a phantasmagorical and emotional finale where Toby takes on the mantle of Don Quixote de la Mancha.
The movie also stars Stellan Skarsgård (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Good Will Hunting), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Oblivion), Joana Ribeiro (Portugal Não Está à Venda, A Uma Hora Incerta), Óscar Jaenada (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Jordi Mollà (Criminal, In the Heart of the Sea), Sergi Lopez (Pan’s Labyrinth) and Rossy de Palma (Julieta, The Flower of my Secret).
Are you excited to know that we’ll have the opportunity to finally see this movie on the big screen after all these years?