Terry Gilliam, a 71-year-old director of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, currently takes home treatment in London (England) after the illness.
Terrence Vance Gilliam is an English screenwriter, film director, animator, actor, comedian and former member of Monty Python. Terrence Vance Gilliam was born on May 22, 1940, a veteran British director, with the attention of the films Time Bandits (1981), Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). In addition, he is one of the actors of the popular comedy show Monty Python.
The Guardian site said he had a stroke on May 8, hospitalized for one day. Earlier, Terry Gilliam prepared to attend the Cannes (France) Film Festival, where The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will be closing the concert on May 19 (not competing).
Earlier, Terry Gilliam underwent a series of disputes with Paulo Branco, who had been the producer of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. On April 25, Branco filed a lawsuit, claiming that the film belonged to him and not William. The Portuguese producer asked the Cannes Film Festival to cancel the screening but failed. This is one of the projects with the longest production process in cinema history (starting in 1989), leading to many disagreements in the rights to issue.
Branco cooperated with Gilliam in 2016 when the director needed money to complete the film after years of delay. Under the agreement, Branco will seek funding for the project, while Gilliam will transfer his directorial / screenwriter salary to Branco. However, they disagreed when Branco did not earn enough money and offered Gilliam to film with a smaller budget.
In 2017, the director found a new producer to finish the film. However, Branco said the work was illegally produced by Gilliam not yet terminated his contract. On May 8, Amazon announced the cancellation of its movie release plan due to disputes.