Poor old Terry Gilliam. He has not had a good run of luck lately.
Watchmen, a project that he deemed “unfilmable” was indeed filmed, and fairly successfully. His adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s beloved novel Good Omens languished in development hell before being scrapped. He lost Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to Chris Columbus and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was shut down in 2001 due to Jean Rochefort’s health problems. As well as all this, Tideland was overlooked and The Brothers Grimm was not well received.
And then Heath Ledger died. Continue reading