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Terry Gilliam discusses upcoming projects, Don Quixote, and John Carter

04.04.2012

Terry Gilliam should be more successful, but because he is a perfectionist and will not negotiate on his films, he has become somewhat of an outcast in Hollywood. But, the Monty Python alum is also responsible for some of the best movies of all time: BRAZIL, TWELVE MONKEYS, and TIME BANDITS are great movies that have influenced today's filmmakers.

Vulture recently sat down for an interview with Mr. Gilliam and discussed projects both past and present along with some that never quite turned out.  Here are some highlights.

Regarding DON QUIXOTE: There are things happening. In fact, I should know in the next week, one way or another. We’re going digital now. So it’s gonna either be on or off.

On BARON MUNCHAUSEN and JOHN CARTER: It’s very funny, I saw Andrew after the premiere in London of John Carter. And I had to thank him, because on the BBC website they were going on about “the biggest flops of all time” and there was no mention of Munchausen! I’m off the list!

On Andrew Garfield and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: He’s going to do a good job. But they’re becoming repetitive for me. I’m getting bored with them, frankly. I just want to see something different. What I loved about comic books is that comic books were outsider art, and so they could say and do things that were much more punchy. But that’s not what Marvel is up to at the moment.

On future projects: There’s a script based on a book by Paul Auster called Mr. Vertigo, that’s another one. And you can only make a movie for less than $15 million or more than $150 million these days, and I’ve got an expensive one: It’s based on Good Omens, the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book, and that’s been languishing for a decade now. And who knows, maybe its time has come.

Gilliam deserves better than THE BROTHERS GRIMM and TIDELAND.  He really should have been the one to direct THE RUM DIARY.  If only a studio would allow him to make a big budget movie, we may get something on the level of PROMETHEUS.  Check out the link below for the full article.

Extra Tidbit: What is your favorite Terry Gilliam film?
Source: Vulture

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6:46PM on 04/04/2012

lol

those are some random and extremely varied questions, kinda cool though
those are some random and extremely varied questions, kinda cool though
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6:54PM on 04/04/2012

Marvel?

Too bad Marvel isn't doing the Amazing Spider-Man
Too bad Marvel isn't doing the Amazing Spider-Man
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8:22PM on 04/04/2012
even if he is talking about the movies, which he likely is (he is contrasting what he always liked about comics to what they have become as films) it doesn't have to be a literal statement that Marvel is making and distributing the movie to be discussing that Marvel's movies, whether another studio distributes them, are not being punchy. at the end of the day, Marvel likely has to approve a script prior to it being made to ensure the characters are being utilized in an approved manner, so his
even if he is talking about the movies, which he likely is (he is contrasting what he always liked about comics to what they have become as films) it doesn't have to be a literal statement that Marvel is making and distributing the movie to be discussing that Marvel's movies, whether another studio distributes them, are not being punchy. at the end of the day, Marvel likely has to approve a script prior to it being made to ensure the characters are being utilized in an approved manner, so his comment is still true.
7:32PM on 04/04/2012
No moron he was referring to Marvel being more about the films than comics
No moron he was referring to Marvel being more about the films than comics
7:27PM on 04/04/2012
clearly, reading is a new skill for you so i'll give you the benefit of the doubt and not call you fucking dumb. he's talking about comics in the sentence prior to the comment about marvel. thus, it's reasonable to conclude that he's referring to what marvel's doing in the comic world.
clearly, reading is a new skill for you so i'll give you the benefit of the doubt and not call you fucking dumb. he's talking about comics in the sentence prior to the comment about marvel. thus, it's reasonable to conclude that he's referring to what marvel's doing in the comic world.
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8:14PM on 04/04/2012
Gilliam doing Good Omens would be so amazing.
Gilliam doing Good Omens would be so amazing.
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8:36PM on 04/04/2012
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is one of my favorite films from when I was a kid. I believe I still have it on VHS.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is one of my favorite films from when I was a kid. I believe I still have it on VHS.
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9:24PM on 04/04/2012
I love Gilliam, Brazil is one of my top 20 favorites of all time. On a side note, The Fisher King is a criminally underrated film of his too!
I love Gilliam, Brazil is one of my top 20 favorites of all time. On a side note, The Fisher King is a criminally underrated film of his too!
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9:47PM on 04/04/2012
love the fisher king
love the fisher king
11:11PM on 04/04/2012

Would LOVE to see Good Omens

directed by Terry Gilliam. He'd be a perfect match. I also would have loved to have seen his take on Harry Potter but that was never going to happen.
directed by Terry Gilliam. He'd be a perfect match. I also would have loved to have seen his take on Harry Potter but that was never going to happen.
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12:22AM on 04/05/2012
I agree, Gilliam is a great director whose ambitious and creative and deserves more than he gets. He's not a 'safe' director, and Hollywood dislikes him for that. It's a shame, cause he's got great talent. I hope Quixote gets made, he's been working on that for years, but it's nice to see him still working. I did quite enjoy hi last film.
I agree, Gilliam is a great director whose ambitious and creative and deserves more than he gets. He's not a 'safe' director, and Hollywood dislikes him for that. It's a shame, cause he's got great talent. I hope Quixote gets made, he's been working on that for years, but it's nice to see him still working. I did quite enjoy hi last film.
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3:05AM on 04/05/2012
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen has always been my personal favorite Gilliam film. It's just such an amazing film. It weirded me out big time as a kid and it still holds up.
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen has always been my personal favorite Gilliam film. It's just such an amazing film. It weirded me out big time as a kid and it still holds up.
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3:52AM on 04/05/2012
"-and Iíve got an expensive one: Itís based on Good Omens, the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book"

Good holy fuck, someone make this happen immediately!
"-and Iíve got an expensive one: Itís based on Good Omens, the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett book"

Good holy fuck, someone make this happen immediately!
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5:00AM on 04/05/2012

Oddly enough

My favorite Terry Gilliam film is the Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen.

Its everything a kid would love and didn't know they love all rolled up into a ball of crazy.
My favorite Terry Gilliam film is the Adventures of Baron Von Munchausen.

Its everything a kid would love and didn't know they love all rolled up into a ball of crazy.
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5:53AM on 04/05/2012

Extra Tidbit

As much as I love the Monty Python flicks, I think the ultimate Gilliam film is Doctor Parnassuss.
It is more famous to be Heath Ledger's last movie, but aside I think it's a really good film on its own.
As much as I love the Monty Python flicks, I think the ultimate Gilliam film is Doctor Parnassuss.
It is more famous to be Heath Ledger's last movie, but aside I think it's a really good film on its own.
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9:24AM on 04/05/2012
Somebody like Spielberg or Luc Besson should use some of their muscle to get Don Quixote financed for Gilliam. This man is in his 70's and he has been waiting three decades to get this project done and it's a shame that someone of Gilliam's vision and talent gets shafted. Perfectionist or not Gilliam always shows you new sights you don't forget and I applaud him for it.

BTW, Brazil (Director's Cut) is hands down his masterpiece followed by 12 Monkeys, which was absolutely brilliant and
Somebody like Spielberg or Luc Besson should use some of their muscle to get Don Quixote financed for Gilliam. This man is in his 70's and he has been waiting three decades to get this project done and it's a shame that someone of Gilliam's vision and talent gets shafted. Perfectionist or not Gilliam always shows you new sights you don't forget and I applaud him for it.

BTW, Brazil (Director's Cut) is hands down his masterpiece followed by 12 Monkeys, which was absolutely brilliant and utterly rewatchable.
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9:46PM on 04/05/2012
"If only a studio would allow him to make a big budget movie, we may get something on the level of PROMETHEUS."

A film no one has seen yet? Jesus, there is no doubt this site will lavish praise upon PROMETHEUS when it is released (as objectivity has clearly gone right out the window), but can't you wait until it is released to compare other films to its greatness? No one has seen PROMETHEUS. It is not a great film yet.
"If only a studio would allow him to make a big budget movie, we may get something on the level of PROMETHEUS."

A film no one has seen yet? Jesus, there is no doubt this site will lavish praise upon PROMETHEUS when it is released (as objectivity has clearly gone right out the window), but can't you wait until it is released to compare other films to its greatness? No one has seen PROMETHEUS. It is not a great film yet.
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