Terry Gilliam has Finally Wrapped Production on ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’

Terry Gilliam's Passion Project

After 17 years of pre-production, Brazil director Terry Gilliam has finally wrapped production on his project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

“Sorry for the long silence. I’ve been busy packing the truck and am now heading home” Gilliam wrote on Facebook yesterday. “After 17 years, we have completed the shoot of THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE.
Muchas gracias to all the team and believers. QUIXOTE VIVE!”

Starring Adam Driver, previous Gilliam collaborator Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard, and Olga Kurylenko, the film — inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel — has been shooting on location across Spain and Portugal, and tells the story of “a deluded old man (Pryce), convinced he is the famed horse-riding hero and who mistakes Toby (Driver), 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.”

Ingenius Gentleman Of La Mancha

Robert Duvall, Michael Palin, Johnny Depp, Jack O’Connell, Ewan McGregor and many others were previously involved. No release date for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has been announced as of yet. Amazon Studios has acquired distribution rights for the US, Canada and the UK, and Telemunchen for Germany and Austria.

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