After a production so tortured it warranted its own documentary (Lost in La Mancha), Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote finally went in front of cameras and played at Cannes last year. Now it’s set to hit U.S. theaters and we’re pleased to debut The Man Who Killed Don Quixote teaser poster. The film follows a cynical advertising director (Adam Driver) that finds himself trapped in the delusions of a Spanish cobbler (Jonathan Pryce), who believes himself to be Don Quixote with the executive as his Sancho Panza.
I like the look of this teaser poster, and I think it will grab people’s attention. Die-hard Gilliam fans are already on board to see this movie, and while Gilliam has never stopped making films (he comes out with a movie ever four to five years), The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has always remained something of a white whale for the filmmaker and his fans. Regardless of how it ultimately turned out, it’s a film that must be seen if only to completely the journey.
Check out The Man Who Killed Don Quixote poster below. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgard, Olga Kurylenko, and Jordi Molla. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote comes to North American cinemas this April from Screen Media in partnership with Fathom Events. More details will be announced soon.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote:
Toby (Driver), a cynical advertising director, finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker (Pryce) who believes himself to be Don Quixote. In the course of their comic and increasingly surreal adventures, Toby is forced to confront the tragic repercussions of a film he made in his idealistic youth – a film that changed the hopes and dreams of a small Spanish village forever. Can Toby make amends and regain his humanity? Can Don Quixote survive his madness and imminent death? Or will love conquer all?