Every big name movie director has slowly, but surely, made the exodus to television. And next to fall in line is acclaimed filmmaker Terry Gilliam. He's not going to come quietly when he does, though. And he has some mighty big plans for the small screen. One of those plans is to turn his 80s cult hit Time Bandits into a TV show. He also has plans for a series that is likened to The Fisher King.
Time Bandits may be one of the most interesting and unique time travel movies of all time, and it certainly has no identifiable comparison. For years, diehard fans have wanted a sequel to the 1981 adventure, which follows a young boy who accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from time-period to time-period looking for treasure to steal. For a while, it sounded like a remake might happen, but the original movie is so crazy, there is no way it could ever be reimagined and embraced the way the first movie is. Though, as it turns out, Terry Gilliam may not be done with it just yet.Read More
Terry Gilliam is getting ready to start production, once again, on his longtime passion project, Don Quixote. We reported last year that Jack O'Connell has signed on for the lead role of Toby, a jaded commercials director who arrives in Spain for his latest gig. The filmmaker is given a gypsy's student film, a lyrical re-working of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra's original Don Quixote novel, sending Toby on a quest to find the village where he shot this film, as he gets in a series of adventures along the way.
The director has tried to make this particular film seven different times, most notably in 2000, when it was called The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Johnny Depp, who had starred in the filmmaker's 1998 cult classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas just two years earlier, was set to play an ad man named Toby Grisoni, who inexplicably gets transported back in time, where he becomes Don Quixote's companion, Sancho Panza. After being plagued with a number of difficulties, the production was shut down, with the troubled shoot chronicled in the 2003 documentary Lost in La Mancha.Read More
Jack O'Connell has signed on to star in Terry Gilliam's long-awaited Don Quixote, which will start shooting next spring for a May 2016 release. John Hurt is expected to appear as the title character, although he was not mentioned in Variety's article.
The project offers a modern-day satirical take on Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra's original novel, following a jaded commercial director named Toby (Jack O'Connell), who arrives in Spain for a shoot. There, a gypsy sneaks his student film, a "lyrical re-working" of Don Quixote set in a Spanish village, into Toby's possession. After watching the movie, Toby sets off on a quest to find the village where it was shot, getting in a series of misadventures along the way.Read More
Director Rian Johnson, known for his cult classics Looper, The Brothers Bloom, and Brick, is a geek's geek. And nearly anyone who knows his work is ecstatic that he will be taking on Star Wars: Episode VIII and most likely the final chapter in this trilogy Star Wars: Episode IX. One of those fans who can't wait to see Rian Johnson's own interpretation of George Lucas' universe is iconic and legendary filmmaker in his own right Terry Gilliam. Recently, the two had a conversation about entering that galaxy far, far away, where Johnson opened up about the experience, explaining the emotion that is going into the project.
Terry Gilliam, a man who often has a hard time finding financing for his own projects, is about to release The Zero Theorem, in theaters this Friday. He appeared on the Talk House podcast, where he was joined by Rian Johnson. Mid-conversation, Terry Gilliam learns that Rian Johnson is taking on the huge responsibility of resurrecting the Star Wars universe after J.J. Abrams gets done with it.Read More
Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have teamed up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam's science-fiction opus, The Zero Theorem. The partners will release the film to theaters across the US in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights, with Well Go USA releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray.
Directed by Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Monty Python and The Holy Grail), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the lack thereof - once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn't fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management's wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Joby (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it's only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he's able to understand his own reason for being.Read More