Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Terry Giliam's Next Film Will Be...

Terry Gilliam's next film now looks set to be The Owl In Daylight (not to be confused with Owl Stretching Time), blending a biopic of Phillip K. Dick with an adaptation of his last, unfinished work. And unlike competing Dick film Panasonic, this one seems ready to throw plenty of Valis into the mix.

The script is being written by Tony Grisoni and Gilliam, and Electric Shepherd Productions are expected to produce. Currently, it looks like Paul Giamatti will play PKD - this bit is old news and is cropping online in all manner of places.

[EDIT: There is now a crucial update to this story]

As for all of the other 'next Terry Gilliam films', it seems that funding for both Good Omens and Anything For Billy is provisional, and that circumstances, sadly cannot provide the necessary; The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is at arm's length, though likely to go into production for Jeremy Thomas later in 2007; The Defective Detective is getting a rewrite, to distance it from Tideland, by Fisher King writer Richard LaGravenese.

More on all of this very soon... in the meantime, there's much, much more about Gilliam on film ick already, a lot of it rather exciting.

[EDIT: Yes, yes, I know there's only one L in the post title and there should be two. It's not without good reason however - there was a link on another site with a single L in the URL and all their readers were missing out. I swipped over before other people linked, and now there's plenty links, all one L - so what can I do?]

5 comments:

Mark said...

Reality, with just a little bit of the Roman Empire creeping in at the edges.

When you put it like that, it does sound like a job for Terry Gilliam.

Josh Boelter said...

Wow, that's great news. I'd heard the bit about Paul Giamatti but didn't know Gilliam was directing.

Martha said...

Brendon, where are you getting your info about Gilliam's involvement? Care to share a link?

Brendon said...

Martha, there is no link as it came, little bird style, into my ear. I could give you a name and address, maybe?

Gilliam's running around hyping Tideland and people are asking him all sorts of questions...

Including, this evening, me. So watch this space for more.

mr. pink said...

The Matthew Wilder who's writing and directing Panasonic is not the one-hit wonder, as has been widely misreported: he's an L.A.-based theater director and one of the liveliest, most original film critics working. Can't wait to see what he comes up with: word on the script is great, and he's had cool people practically begging for parts.