by: S. Scott Stanikmas
This just seems like one of those films that was never meant to get made.
Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has been a labor of love for the director that has been in the works for almost two decades now. It’s seen stars come and go and numerous other reasons for delays and frustrating start/stops. But this newest reason is extremely valid, if not a tad bit sad.
The Times reports that the film cannot get insured while actor John Hurt is undergoing his cancer treatment.
Hurt, whose cancer diagnosis was reported this past June, was set to star alongside Jack O’Connell. Those plans are up in the air now until he gets a clean bill of health. He did manage to give The Times a quote regarding Gilliam’s outlook on the film:
Terry seems very optimistic that we will start filming soon. Optimism is a good thing.
Truer words have never been spoken. I’m a firm believer in PMA – Positive Mental Attitude. If you stay positive then good things can and will happen. So we all need to be positive that Hurt will overcome this.
And once he does, maybe Gilliam can finally get this metaphorical monkey off of his back!