The legend of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote continues. According to a report from Variety, Amazon Studios is set to pull out of its distribution deal for Terry Gilliam’s latest film. This is the latest news in an already-troubled film production that spans decades of awful production and financial setbacks.
Additionally, it looks like there is an ongoing legal dispute between director Terry Gilliam and former producer Paulo Branco. It looks like this is the reason why there still hasn’t been a decision made as to whether or not the Cannes Film Festival can screen the movie, but it’s unclear if that’s the reason Amazon Studios pulled out of the distribution deal.
That isn’t all. According to Nicematin (via The Guardian), Gilliam suffered a minor stroke over the weekend and is said to be recovering in London after returning from the hospital on the evening of May 8. Luckily it sounds like he is currently in good health, but it seems to be just another of countless other setbacks for the film.
Those who have been following know that Gilliam has been working on this film in some capacity since the ’90s, and that in 1998, he even had the likes of Jean Rochefort and Johnny Depp attached. The potential production has gone through a couple different iterations since then, and was even the subject of the making-of doc, “Lost in la Mancha,” which chronicles its troubles.