Poor Terry Gilliam--every time he makes a film, it all goes to hell on him:
Financing has collapsed for Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," the director said at the Deauville American Film Festival.
"I shouldn't be here," Gilliam said, according to Variety. "The plan was to be shooting 'Quixote' right now."
He said he's seeking more financing and still wants to push on with the project that he's been famously pursuing for years, with Robert Duval as Quixote and Ewan McGregor in a supporting role.Someone out there refuses to pony up the dough for this film and I think I can guess why--Justin Bieber isn't in it, people hear the words "Don Quixote" and their eyes glaze over, and the girls with the big boobies are doing the next Piranha 3-D film. And can you blame them? There's money to make crap; art can take a walk.
Mr. Gilliam is certainly smart enough to know how the game is played; he must lie in order to get what he needs. Telling the truth will not get his film made. He needs to play to the vanity of someone with deep pockets and lie to them about what the film is about.