Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Shekhar Kapur And Terry Gilliam To Collaborate On Comic Books Of Unrealised Gilliam Films

Phil Stubbs at Dreams got the scoop. Here's the question and the answer.

Phil Stubbs: If any of your pictures look unlikely to be made, might you allow them to be done as comic books?

Terry Gilliam: Funnily enough, Shekhar Kapur and an Indian company have been talking to me about me handing over scripts and ideas for development as comic books, in the hope that Hollywood would then see enough to give money to make a film. It's actually a very clever business they're doing, because Hollywood seems to be so in love with comics these days. So let's start putting our scripts out as comic books, and see if Hollywood will bite. And if they don't, at least you've got a good comic book. So there's a couple of things that I've been thinking about…

Count me in.

Read the full interview in two parts - one, two.


Richard said...

That's going to be Virgin Comics isn't it?

Mark said...

Der Comics Biz is currently rife with actors "writing" comic books in the hope of getting production deals (Rosario Dawson, Seth Green, Thomas Jane, the Wayanses), so why not directors, too? At least Gilliam will be doing it from a storytelling angle, rather than ugly ole vanity.