Finances May Delay Gilliam’s QUIXOTE

Terry GilliamI have to hand it to director Terry Gilliam. For years he has been struggling to put together his dream project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Of course his most famous setback in getting the film made has been documented in the heartbreaking Lost In La Mancha. But more recently it was starting to look like he would actually be rolling cameras in the film later this year with Robert Duvall and Ewan McGregor later this year. So it is with an almost zen-like serenity that he seems to be accepting the last set back to getting the film in production.

While talking with MTV about directing a live webcast for the band Arcade Fire this past weekend, when he stated that

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.

Gilliam sounded positive that this would was only a minor set back, especially when compared to the delays he has had to endure before. Hopefully. he’s right.

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