Terry Gilliam Updates on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote and The Defective Detective


With the iconoclast director’s The Zero Theorem hitting theaters tomorrow, CraveOnline caught up with Terry Gilliam and managed to get a few updates on several of his long-gestating projects.

“Yes,” Gilliam responds when asked about whether any movement has been made on his The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. “The producer is talking to a couple agents of a couple actors at the moment, and somebody who says they’ve got the money for us. So these things are happening. Whether it all becomes a reality we’ll find out soon.”

Gilliam also hints that he may soon have a new approach to The Defective Detective, a project he’s wanted to see happen for years that tells the story of a detective who follows a missing girl into a fictional storybook world.

“We’ve been talking about something,” Gilliam says, “and I shouldn’t say much of anything, but there have been some talks among my former agent [about] resurrecting it in some form or t’other. I think it’s a great script and Richard LaGravenese and I have been talking about it for a while. It’s been languishing in the bowels of Paramount Pictures, so we shall what comes of these chats we’re having.”

Gilliam also addresses recent rumors that suggest he has plans to work with LAIKA studios, the Portland-based production company responsible for Coraline, Paranorman and next week’s The Boxtrolls.

“There have been talks, yeah,” says Gilliam. “We keep meaning to have a good proper telephone conversation and it doesn’t seem to quite happen. Somebody involved is always unavailable. We’ll see. We’ll see what happens.”

Click here to check out the full interview and catch The Zero Theorem in theaters September 19.

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