Financing Falls Apart For Terry Gilliam’s Don Quixote, Won’t Return To It Until September 2011

It looks like it was money who killed Don Quixote, not a man.

According to Variety, who was in attendance at the Deauville American Film Festival along with director Terry Gilliam, the filmmaker announced that the financing for his long talked about film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has ‘collapsed.’

Even in the face of all of the previous, highly detailed (just see Lost In La Mancha for that portion) problems this film has had, and the more recent troubles, the director has said that he will still move forward with the film, looking for a new source of funding.

While the director does have some ideas as to what he will be doing in the mean time, which ‘cost more than $100 million,’ as according to the director, films that cost either $10 or $100 million are often easier to make than mid level projects, which is where his Don Quixote film fit.   At this point, I don’t know if we’ll ever get a chance to see his Don Quixote film, but it looks like the director will die trying to make it happen.   This has always been a film that we cinephiles have been anxiously waiting for, and one that is the exact epitome of a passion project for the filmmaker, and one that I sure hope we get a chance to see.

Originally, the film was expected to shoot in the fall of this year, but the director will not begin production on the film again until September of next year, meaning that for now, production on the film has gone cold.   What do you think about this news?

Source: Variety

Joshua Brunsting

Josh is a critic, a member of the Online Film Critics Society, a wrestling nerd, a hip-hop head, a father, a cinephile and a man looking to make his stamp on the world, one word at a time.

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