by: Sammy Mink
Terry Gilliam’s long awaited THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE may finally be back on track. The project has been stuck in development limbo for years and after losing its star, Robert Duvall, it seemed like “Don Quixote” would forever be wandering the countryside. Now we’re hearing that Gilliam has offered the lead role to John Hurt and production is expected to begin early next year. The action/adventure follows a filmmaker who, after being transported back in time to 17th century Spain, joins Don Quixote on his eternal quest for his ladylove.
Hurt has seriously been in just about everything you’ve ever seen but my personal favorite Hurt roles include as Mr. Ollivander in the “Harry Potter” series, in Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia,” and as the War Doctor in “Doctor Who.” Hurt is staying busy with roles in “Only Lovers Left Alive,” “Snowpiercer,” and in the Paramount action/adventure “Hercules.”