Poor Terry Gilliam. Just as things were looking up on his long developing The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, it appears that the project has stalled once again for an all-too-familiar reason — money.
“We moved forward and then we stepped back a bit,” Gilliam told MTV News about the current status of Quixote. “Originally, I thought we were going to be in pre-production right now, but there’s been a little hiccup. And me doing this thing with Arcade Fire is a result of this hiccup with Don Quixote. Robert Duvall is still Quixote and Ewan McGregor is still involved — all that stuff is still happening. There’s just been a financial hiccup.”
This “financial hiccup” isn’t what’s most frustrating for Gilliam — according to the filmmaker himself, it’s the fact that he isn’t terribly upset about the stalling project that troubles him most.
“The sad thing is you get used to this, which is a kind of numbing experience,” he said. “And to be numb is not the best thing to be creative. You gear yourself up for a certain level of work — and then boom: hiccup. Suddenly the energy had nowhere to go. That’s frustrating. So it was extraordinary to get the call from Arcade Fire. I have to thank them for liberating me from weeks of depression. I’ll get back on Quixote after I get back.”
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