It feels like some kind of dream. Like a fantasy long dreamt of has physically manifested itself. Can this be real? Yes, dear reader, it’s real and it’s really happening. After decades of stops and starts as well as legal battles, Terry Gilliam‘s long-gestating film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally coming to theaters, albeit for just one night only. Now there’s a trailer for Gilliam’s adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ literary classic ahead of the one night only showing of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote on April 10, 2019 from Screen Media Films and Fathom Events.
Gilliam’s modernized take on Don Quixote stars Jonathan Pryce as the mentally unsound would-be knight and Adam Driver as Toby, an advertising director whom Pryce’s Quixote believes to be his faithful squire Sancho Panza. The two will embark on an outrageous adventure where dreams and delusions collide in the way that only the warped mind of Terry Gilliam can bring to life. Joining Pryce and Driver in the film are Stellan Skarsgard, Olga Kurylenko, and Jordi Molla.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is directed by the great Terry Gilliam from a script by Gilliam and his frequent collaborator Tony Grisoni and based upon the Cervantes’ classic tale. Of course, if you’re unaware of the chaotic story of why it took so long to bring The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to the screen, I highly recommend the heartbreaking documentary Lost in La Mancha, which only chronicles one of Gilliam’s failed attempts to make the film.
After all the pain and heartbreak experienced over 25 years, Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally coming to theaters. Terry Gilliam has been charging at windmills trying to get this movie made and now you finally have a chance to see it on the big screen when The Man Who Killed Don Quixote plays for one night only on April 10, 2019.
The official synopsis for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote:
Toby (Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth – a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?