Check out The Man Who Killed Don Quixote concept art by David Warren!
The story of director Terry Gilliam's attempts to make a film adaptation of Don Quixote sounds like an adventure all of it's own. He's attempted to make his film seven times and every time either flash floods, illness, cast scheduling issues or failed financing killed the project. His first disastrous attempt at filming in 1998 only lasted five days and was chronicled in the documentary Lost in La Mancha (2002).
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is a science fiction film project directed and co-written by Terry Gilliam, based on the novel Don Quixoteby Miguel de Cervantes about a Spanish knight who dreams of fighting giants alongside his friend Sancho Panza. He planned to update the story by adding a modern day character, named Toby Grisoni, who travels back in time to replace Sancho Panza.
This past week he shared the first piece of concept art from the restarted project on his Facebook page saying, "Dreams of Don Quixote have begun again. Dave Warren has started doodling. Will we get the old b*****d back on his horse this year? Human sacrifices welcomed. Stay tuned."
David Warren has worked with Gilliam on a number of projects, including The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, and told the site Dreams, "He's very good on references, so you can get in that way, and of course he draws - the essential shorthand of design. He wouldn't admit this, but you can get inside his mindset. We've all been watching Python and his movies for years - so you know you should go for extreme references."
Dave Warren is a professional art director and production designer who's worked Hollywood movies like The Zero Theorem (2013), Hugo (2011) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).
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What do you think of the concept art? Do you want to see Terry Gilliam try and make the film one more time?
Unofficial The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Summary
The story combines the literary world of Miguel de Cervantes with a 21st-century satire. An advertising executive, who finds himself unstuck in time, unwittingly travels between modern day London and 17th century La Mancha, where he participates in the adventures of Don Quixote, who mistakes him for Sancho Panza.
Directed by Terry Gilliam
Cinematography by Nicola Pecorini
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Robert Duvall, Eva Basteiro-Bertoli
Release Date: Unknown
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