There’s no sign of a UK release yet, but Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote gets a new trailer on the eve of its American launch.
Whilst it’s been released – and indeed gone to home entertainment formats – in some territories on the planet, Terry Gilliam’s finally-finished The Man Who Killed Don Quixote still hasn’t made it to the UK.
You may be familiar with this one. This is the film that Gilliam first started physical production on in the 1990s, before an illness to his leading man at the time – Jean Rochefort – ultimately led to the shoot being abandoned. This was then charted in the superb documentary, Lost In La Mancha, which I can’t recommend enough.
Gilliam tried to get the film moving again for the best part of two decades, finally premiering it last year.
A legal dispute, though, has proven to be the sting in this proverbial tail, with Gilliam at loggerheads with former producer Paulo Branco. Partly as a consequence of this, the film’s rollout has been slow. It makes it to US cinemas this month, ten months after the film first premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.
There’s still no sign of a UK release either, but there is a new trailer for the film, to mark its American bow. And it looks like this…