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Sean Laughter

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I haven't heard of him having anything in the works recently. What was his last film? 12 Monkeys?? I can't even remember. I need a Terry Gilliam fix badly :)
Are there any rumblings about something coming up?
 

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I believe he's trying to get an adaptation of Terry Prattchett's and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens off the ground.
 

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Gilliam has been in movie limbo now for awhile. He actually got a new film off the ground, I believe about Don Quixote and starring Johnny Depp, but funding fell through and they stopped shooting halfway.
In addition to Good Omens, he has also been working on Defective Detective (w/ Nicolas Cage) and an adaptation of Alan Moore's The Watchmen.
 

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There is a new documentary titled "Lost in La Mancha" about the rise and fall of Gilliam's "Don Quixote" film. Can't wait to see it.

I understand that Good Omens has also been put on hold due to a lack of cash.
 

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I hear Gilliam recently made a Nike commercial (funds for film!) and was going to possibly direct a film called Tideland - Good Omens hasn't completely collapsed, just on hold. There's a pretty good website in the U.K. that deals specifically with Gilliam - Click
Here to visit it. Mods if the link offends, I'm sorry, but it is very relevant to this thread. Regards, Jim
 

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He actually got a new film off the ground, I believe about Don Quixote and starring Johnny Depp, but funding fell through and they stopped shooting halfway.
It was a bit more and a bit less than that. :) The lead actor, Jean Rochefort, suffered a back injury and they suffered damage due to a flood. I think they were actually in production for no more than two weeks before they had to shut it down due to financiers and/or insurers pulling out. The script was such that they could not really shoot around Rochefort's absence, and this messed up their scheduling enough that they would have had to re-cast other key roles as well.
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Good Omens would be a terrible movie. I moderately enjoyed the book, but the humor was all in the language of the story, not what was happening. If you try to make it a straight narrative it will just be horrible, horrible. There's no way to include all the little funny asides (and especially the footnotes) that contained the real laughs in the book. I hope this does crash and burn and he does something else.
 

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Gaiman said, "The last thing I've heard he has figured out a way to put the footnotes in. He's very proud of the footnotes. He told me there will be pointy arrows, during scenes like the baby swap. In the scene where we have three babies moving round he wants signs with 'Baby A', 'Baby B' and 'Baby C'. And I thought 'Good, he understands the book, he understands how to do it more than I ever did.'
From the link above. A great site, by the way. The LaMancha stuff is riveting reading.
 

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Wow. I had no idea he directed the Nike commercial (I see it a lot here in Sweden) until just now. Cool. ;)
 

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Well, if they can get the footnotes in that might work. Otherwise I just couldn't see how it would translate to the screen and be funny at all. I'll have to do some digging on the script.
 

Sean Laughter

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Wow, alot of information, thanks guys!!

Needless to say, I bought "12 Monkeys" last night and just became overwhelmed by a Terry Gilliam need, hehe. Glad to hear he has some possible stuff in the works, but it does seem trouble follows his production at an uncanny rate.
 

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