Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Put A Sock In It, Gilliam

Terry Gilliam has been talking again - this time, to audience members of Tideland that were sharp enough to corner him in the foyer as they left. As he signed posters and shook hands, a few tidbits were spilled.

First of all, he let slip just who he is considering for Don Quixote on the second go around. Now, a few people heard this, I swear you can trust in it, it came straight from the horse's mouth. Doesn't mean the casting will necessarily go this way, just that Gilliam has intentions and that they are intentions toward Christopher Plummer. Sounds pretty darn good to me.

Secondly (and there were fewer witnesses to this, apparently) Gilliam was allegedly asked about any possible adaptation of Geek Love, the Katherine Dunn novel that has very often been linked with Tim Burton. Terry replied that both he and Johnny Depp were big fans of this book, and that they had discussed it as a future collaboration, for sure. Of course, there was the small matter of Burton being interested too, but when it became clear no studio was going to front the film, Burton apparently lost interest. Gilliam, however, sees the possibility to make it away from the studios and promises to keep shopping the pitch around.

Don't hold your breath, however. Even if the money is forthcoming on promise of Depp, nailing Johnny down might prove impossible.

And here concludes the latest film ick update on Mr. Terry Gilliam and his ongoing tussles in the world of cinema.

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