Very First Trailer for Terry Gilliam's 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

April 5, 2018
Source: YouTube

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

"Blasphemy!" It's finally, finally, finally, finally here!! Can you believe it?! The very first international trailer for Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has arrived out of nowhere, just a week before the Cannes Film Festival line-up announcement. Word is the film will play the festival, but until it's official, this is our first look. Terry Gilliam has been trying to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote for decades, (in)famously starting production and then shutting down once before in 2000 with Johnny Depp. Now he's finally finished it and it's ready for release this year. Rejoice! The film is about an advertising executive who jumps back & forth in time between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha, where Don Quixote mistakes him for Sancho Panza. Starring Jonathan Pryce as Don Quixote, and Adam Driver as Toby, with a cast including Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgård, Rossy de Palma, Óscar Jaenada, Jordi Mollà, Jason Watkins, and Sergi López. This looks totally wild and crazy and fun, I'm so down for this.

Here's the first international trailer for Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, on YouTube:

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Poster

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Poster

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote tells the story of a deluded old man who is convinced he is Don Quixote, and who mistakes Toby, an advertising executive, for his trusty squire, Sancho Panza. The pair embark on a bizarre journey, jumping back and forth in time between the 21st and magical 17th century. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is directed by veteran American-born British filmmaker Terry Gilliam, director of the films Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Jabberwocky, Time Bandits, The Meaning of Life, Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Brothers Grimm, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and The Zero Theorem. The screenplay is written by Terry Gilliam and Tony Grisoni, based on the original novel by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra. This is expected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this summer. The film doesn't have any official US release date set yet. Stay tuned for more updates - visit the official website. First impression? Who's ready for this?

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NICE. Looks like Terry's vision remained intact all these years.

DAVIDPD on Apr 5, 2018


iPhones. Nice.

Nielsen700 on Apr 5, 2018


It might not be fully coherent, but it will be always some kind of feast when it comes from Monty Python mind ...

shiboleth on Apr 5, 2018


Well, you know that with a Gilliam flick, you'll get some satisfying insanity.

grimjob on Apr 5, 2018


From what I read the court date is in June, so it will be delayed until this is settled. And the producers claim was that when this was in production the first time under a different distributor, he was on that contract, however Gilliam claims that this a new distributor and that contract is null and void as this one does not include this producer. Gilliam also claims the producer never provided any funding for this production as well. It'll be interesting to see how this shakes out, but damn if it isn't peculiar the setbacks this movie has gone through. It's as if the universe is putting everything to stop it from ever being seen by anyone! Is this foreshadowing? lol

THE_RAW_ on Apr 6, 2018


Once again, it's Terry Gilliam blurring the lines of what's real and fantasy. It's what he does best. Hopefully it's an enjoyable watch to boot. I hope it delivers, with all the past (and current) setbacks it's faced.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 6, 2018


I have a bad feeling about this. ;D Cast is solid rock. Cinematography pretty good. Storywise? This trailer didn't impress me much. Seems like two good ideas forced into each other. The intended alchemy didn't work for me. I would have preferred that the story were set in the past.

tarek on Apr 7, 2018


It's very reminiscent of the Fisher King and I agree. It would've worked better as a period piece rather than a time travel piece.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 9, 2018


this looks actually very good and funny!

ari smulders on Apr 7, 2018

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