Is Terry Gilliam up to anything??

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  1. 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 [​IMG]
    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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    "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas" was more recent than "12 Monkeys".
     
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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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    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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    I thought I had read that Gilliam had come up with a hysterically effective way to show the footnotes.
     
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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. [​IMG]
     
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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.
     
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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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