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Gilliam's Good Omens?

01.05.2008
For about a decade, director Terry Gilliam has been trying to get an adaptation of GOOD OMENS rolling forward. But if you've seen the documentary LOST IN LA MANCHA (which I highly recommend), you have a general understanding of the guy's notorious misfortune in regards to projects coming together.

While discussing the possibility of returning to the ill-fated project THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE -- complete with star Johnny Depp -- Gilliam mentions that his endlessly-in-the-works screen version of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel GOOD OMENS remains on his "to do" list. Gilliam believes that with Gaiman's name making the rounds (to varying success) on high-profile movies like STARDUST and BEOWULF, that his work could be "hot" at the moment, and that Gilliam's the only one "allowed" by the authors to adapt it to film.

The whimsical book involves a misplaced Anti-Christ, a prophecy from a witch, and an angel and demon teaming up to prevent Armageddon. Gilliam is currently working on THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS with Heath Ledger.
Extra Tidbit: A previous producer on GOOD OMENS supposedly wanted to remove any material based on religion. Which is sort of the whole book.
Source: Empire Online

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