Back in May we reported that Ewan McGregor had joined Robert Duvall in the cast of director Terry Gilliam's long-gestating fantasy epic The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Now it seems the project, which has had trouble getting off the ground for over two decades, has once again been placed on hold. MTV Movies Blog recently caught up with Gilliam to chat about the currently existing financial problems facing this labor of love. Here's an excerpt from the site's interview:
"We moved forward and then we stepped back a bit. Originally, I thought we were going to be in pre-production right now, but there's been a little hiccup. And me doing this thing with Arcade Fire is a result of this hiccup with Don Quixote. Robert Duvall is still Quixote and Ewan McGregor is still involved - all that stuff is still happening. There's just been a financial hiccup."
"It's business as usual. That's the problem. The sad thing is you get used to this, which is a kind of numbing experience. And to be numb is not the best thing to be creative. You gear yourself up for a certain level of work - and then boom: hiccup. Suddenly the energy had nowhere to go. That's frustrating. So it was extraordinary to get the call from Arcade Fire. I have to thank them for liberating me from weeks of depression. I'll get back on Quixote after I get back."
The Arcade Fire project he is talking about is a live webcast of the band's concert tonight in New York City's Madison Square Garden that he will be directing.
We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details regarding Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote as soon as we have more information.