Is the curse of Terry Gilliam about to be lifted?
Watchmen the Movie is going on general release next month. However much I am looking forward to the Zack Snyder version, I still wish that it had been made by Terry Gilliam. The great maverick director failed to make the movie – twice. Indeed Terry Gilliam (right) has had more than his fair share of film failures. He has released just one movie, the Brothers Grimm, in a little over a decade.
But wait. Hope is at hand. There are signs that the former-Python’s career is about to take a positive turn. Here’s why:
1) June see the release of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – which was delayed two years because of the death its original actor: Heath Ledger.
2) The word on the web is that Terry Gilliam’s movie after that will be an adaptation of Pat Ruskin’s The Zero Theorem – and that it promises to be his strangest since Brazil. Billy Bob Thornton is to star. Shooting starts in May.
3) Beyond that, Gilliam has said that he finally reboot The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, with Johnny Depp and, possibly, Michael Palin in the title roles.
Is it time to suggest that the curse of Terry Gilliammight finally have be exorcised or am I tempting fate?