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Terry Gilliam Says A New Autobiography Comes Out In 2015; A Meta & Modern ‘Don Quixote’ Is Shooting Next Spring

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  • August 7, 2014 3:42 PM
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The Zero Theorem
The incomparable Terry Gilliam is 73 years old and shows no signs of slowing down. His latest film, “The Zero Theorem” starring Christoph Waltz, is in the can and comes out soon (read our festival review here), a passion project is in the works and the filmmaker even has an autobiography on the way.

Watch: New Trailer For Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' Starring Christoph Waltz

  • By Ben Brock
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  • June 13, 2014 10:45 AM
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The Zero Theorem
To use the kind of metaphor Terry Gilliam might enjoy, it feels like the release of his new film “The Zero Theorem” has been getting closer and closer for eternity now without ever arriving, like that Greek paradox about the tortoise. It's now played a number of major festivals, been released in several countries and scheduled in many more, and released endless promo clips, stills and featurettes, but there's still no sign of a U.S. release date.

Robert Duvall Out, John Hurt Possibly In For Terry Gilliam's 'Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2014 11:27 AM
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Only Lovers Left Alive
"Terry Gilliam has said that he wants me to come to Spain to play Don Quixote in his movie. I don't know if it will ever come to be. I don't think that's going to happen," the long attached Robert Duvall told ComingSoon this spring about his role in the filmmaker's forever developing "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote." But it looks like the director may have found a replacement.

Terry Gilliam Considering Crowdfunding For 'Don Quixote,' Says He Was Offered To Direct A Fellini Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2014 10:41 AM
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Terry Gilliam
"I’ve been pestered to do it for years, and there’s something that bothers me about it," Terry Gilliam told us last summer about the idea of crowd-funding a film. "I think the fact that a couple have managed to pull off something does not mean everybody is going to." But it looks like the filmmaker has had a change of heart.

Interview: Terry Gilliam On Rewriting 'Don Quixote,' His Role In 'Jupiter Ascending' & Lacking Diplomacy

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 3, 2014 2:49 PM
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Terry Gilliam, Zero Theorem
Terry Gilliam is fast becoming one of our favorite interviewees, so in general we take every opportunity we can to talk to him. Just after its Venice premiere, we had a long chat about his new film and at-least-partial return to form, “The Zero Theorem,” and then early last month we talked again in Marrakech. Which meant that during our time with him at the Göteborg International Film Festival this week, we found ourselves in the unusually luxurious position of having time to talk about other things, cabbages and kings.

First Concept Art For Terry Gilliam's 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 12:17 PM
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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Concept Art
If the curse is lifted, all things go according to plan, Terry Gilliam will finally make "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" in 2014. Really. The director has long talked about re-mounting the project, wavering from being about ready to give up on the long gestating project, to spending most of the fall announcing it would be shooting this year. Indeed, it was recently that Gilliam revealed an October 3rd start date for the movie, while also adding the film indeed had financing. And now he's sharing new his new vision for the project.

Terry Gilliam Talks The "Simplistic" Films Of Steven Spielberg, Dumbing Down Of Audiences, 'Don Quixote' Start Date & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2014 9:40 AM
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Terry Gilliam
Having spoken to Terry Gilliam twice over the past year (read our Venice Film Festival interview in two parts here and here as well as our Marrakech Film Festival chat here) and following the filmmaker for much longer, we've learned that when he speaks it pays to listen. Unguarded and honest, there are few questions he won't answer with candor, and it has gotten him into some hot water from time to time. But at 73 years old, and having done everything from big Hollywood films to low budget indies, Gilliam has seen it all and it's no surprise that when he recently stopped by the Romanian TV show "Garantat 100%" he didn't hold back.

Terry Gilliam Says He's Going To Attempt 'Don Quixote'... Again...

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 18, 2013 10:27 AM
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Over the summer, we got a chance to chat with the amiable Terry Gilliam, and we asked him how he felt about "Lost In La Mancha," the documentary chronicle of his failed attempt to make "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," particularly as it has shined a fairly powerful light on one of his most enduring projects, one that is still yet to be made. "I keep drifting back to it, lured back by the siren song of 'Don Quixote.' I’m glad the documentary got made because I think it’s really quite wonderful. There’s something about it because I’ve always been intrigued by ruins as opposed to finished buildings," he explained. "There may be a film in people's minds based on the few bits of the ruin that still stands, that is a better film than the one I might make, if ever I do." And God bless him, he's going to try it... Again...

Interview: Terry Gilliam Explains How "Hard-Bender" Gets Films Financed, Why He Doesn't Like TV & Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2013 12:05 PM
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Terry Gilliam
There are few cinematic raconteurs as lively and interesting as Terry Gilliam, so you can imagine that when we chatted with him earlier this month, our conversation wound up being fairly wide-ranging. Yesterday, we ran the first part of our talk with Gilliam, focused solely on his forthcoming sci-fi effort "The Zero Theorem." And today, we bring the rest of our discussion with the filmmaker which fans and those just interested in the industry in general, will want to take a look at.

Terry Gilliam About Ready To Give Up On 'Don Quixote,' Doesn't Want To Do A Marvel Movie & New Pics From 'Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2013 9:42 AM
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The saga of the unmade, on-again, off-again "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" could be a movie unto itself. And actually, it is, with the documentary "Lost In La Macha" capturing Terry Gilliam's first failed/cursed attempt to bring the Tony Grisoni-penned picture to the big screen. And since then, the movie has moved in fits and starts, with money sometimes coming together only to fall apart, as cast members such as Ewan McGregor, Robert Duvall and the long attached Johnny Depp (who is now working on his own 'Quixote' movie at Disney) have come and gone. But the filmmaker has pursued and completed other projects, including the forthcoming "The Zero Theorem" which is gearing up to make its debut in Venice in just a couple of weeks. However, it appears 'Quixote' nearly happened, again.

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