Terry Gilliam

Time Bandits and Phantasm: Remastered to play in cinemas on Art House Theater Day: Exclusive details

EW can exclusively reveal that a 2K restoration of Terry Gilliam’s family-friendly fantasy-adventure Time Bandits and filmmaker Don Coscarelli’s horror film Phantasm: Remastered will both play in cinemas as part of the inaugural Art House Theater Day, which takes place Sept. 24. The event will also feature a collection of stop-motion short films from animation distributors GKIDS called A Town Called Panic: The Specials.

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Terry Gilliam to finally make his Don Quixote movie as part of Amazon deal

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam has been talking about making a Don Quixote movie forever—or at least since the 1990s. In 1998, he went into production in Spain with Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort—but virtually everything went wrong and the plug was pulled. “It’s obsessive… desperate… pathetic… foolish,” said Gilliam in 2014, referring to his dream to make a film based on Cervantes’ classic. “It’s this growth, this tumor that’s become part of my system that has to get out if I’m to survive.”

Gilliam now says his quest is finally going to be realized. In an interview with The Playlist, the former Monty Python member says he plans to film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in 2016 and that the film will be part of his new movie deal with Amazon. Amazon confirmed the news.

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Monty Python reunite at Tribeca Film Festival

“Oh, wait, we’re in the wrong f-cking theater,” says Eric Idle, upon entering the press conference with his four other surviving Monty Python members—Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam—for what the Tribeca Film Festival has dubbed Monty Python Weekend. On Friday night, the festival is hosting a special 40th anniversary screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with the troupe’s two other features—Life of Brian and Meaning of Life—showing on Saturday and Sunday, in addition to the international premiere of the new documentary Monty Python—The Meaning of Life.

At the press conference, the quintet was characteristically loose, funny, and unafraid to bite. Some highlights:

On their legacy:

John Cleese: Now that we’re no good anymore, we’re trying to squeeze every last penny out of those days when we were able to do it. That’s the legacy.

Eric Idle: I hate legacies. It’s only done by people like George W. Bush, who’s working on his legacy. Which is mainly bombing other countries.

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'The Zero Theorem' Trailer: A look into Terry Gilliam's wacky, futuristic world -- VIDEO

The Zero Theorem

There may not yet be a U.S. release date for The Zero Theorem, but eager fans can get a first look at how Terry Gilliam has created the movie’s futuristic world in a brand new trailer just released online. It sure seems like Gilliam has pulled out all the stops - crazy wigs, fun futuristic clothes, lots of colorful cinematography…and yes, that is Christoph Waltz with a bald head and no eyebrows.

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Terry Gilliam details a scene from his upcoming film 'The Zero Theorem' -- EXCLUSIVE


Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem is a futuristic dive into a near-future crammed with advertising – a world not too far off from our own. The film, starring Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, and Tilda Swinton, debuts at the Venice Film Festival Sept. 2 and echoes the tone of earlier films by the absurdist director, like 12 Monkeys and Brazil. 

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