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07.28.2008
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Anyone who saw the tragic documentary LOST IN LA MANCHA knows of director Terry Gilliam's disastrous difficulties with his labor of love, which was even more damned than usual for the guy with infamous misfortune.

Even as Gilliam cobbles together his latest unlucky project THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS (interrupted by the death of star Heath Ledger), fate may be smiling on him for a change. Word is that star Johnny Depp wants to resurrect their aborted project THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, as the star and director are convinced they can finish it this time around.

The original planned movie was loosely based on the classic Cervantes tale of a whimsical old Spaniard. The film was to star Depp as an obnoxious advertising exec who gets hurled back through time where he meets Quixote, and ends up becoming his sidekick Sancho Panza for various romantic adventures and windmill-tilting. The production was plagued by injuries, harsh weather, an uncooperative crew and a vengeful God who apparently really hates Gilliam's filmography.
Extra Tidbit: There were rumors a couple years ago that the project might return to life, but then Gilliam made THE BROTHERS GRIMM and TIDELAND, and those rumors sort of stopped...
Source: Hello

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8:40AM on 07/29/2008
Fucking awesome! And for the record, even though Gilliams first attempt at making his "La Mancha" was a disaster, it made for a truly engaging documentary which I urge everyone to see! Truly moving, lets us see how Gilliams mind works. Its a heartbreaking and insightful documentary, not to be missed.
Fucking awesome! And for the record, even though Gilliams first attempt at making his "La Mancha" was a disaster, it made for a truly engaging documentary which I urge everyone to see! Truly moving, lets us see how Gilliams mind works. Its a heartbreaking and insightful documentary, not to be missed.
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4:38AM on 07/29/2008

A great idea

The documentary of that event was great. I hope the can resurect it and end the movie this time.

I love Gilliam, not always, but I have been interested on any project he takes. Is a director who sometimes make rare and not very effective movies, but when he takes the right way he makes cult classics like 12 Monkeys, one of the best Sci-fi movies ever made.
The documentary of that event was great. I hope the can resurect it and end the movie this time.

I love Gilliam, not always, but I have been interested on any project he takes. Is a director who sometimes make rare and not very effective movies, but when he takes the right way he makes cult classics like 12 Monkeys, one of the best Sci-fi movies ever made.
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12:09AM on 07/29/2008
Gilliam has been losing his mind lately. Right before TDK was released he was going around proclaiming Warner Bros. was taking advantage of Heath's death.

I seriously don't know how you even begin to say something like that.
Gilliam has been losing his mind lately. Right before TDK was released he was going around proclaiming Warner Bros. was taking advantage of Heath's death.

I seriously don't know how you even begin to say something like that.
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11:01PM on 07/28/2008

VERY HIP

Oh this would be absolutely amazing. I love all of his films. Brazil is a hidden gem. I believe Terry Gilliam is far over due on his good luck. I am very excited at the prospect of this revival.
Oh this would be absolutely amazing. I love all of his films. Brazil is a hidden gem. I believe Terry Gilliam is far over due on his good luck. I am very excited at the prospect of this revival.
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10:59PM on 07/28/2008

*hyperventilates*

If this turns out to be true, consider it my most anticipated film ever.
If this turns out to be true, consider it my most anticipated film ever.
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