Earlier this month, we reported the news that Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is finally finished and the first official trailer has been released. The long awaited film has been in development hell for almost 20 years but now it’s finally ready to hit the big screen.
Fans of Cervantes’ famed novel, and those of you who also enjoy a good movie, will be pleased to learn that Gilliam’s long awaited adaptation of the classic Spanish novel is set to be the closing film for this year’s Cannes film festival, as reported by Little White Lies. The film’s premiere at Cannes be on May 19 and will also coincide with its official release date in France.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote stars Jonathan Pryce as the titular knight as well as Adam Driver and and Olga Kurylenko. Director Terry Gilliam is most well known for directing films such as Brazil, 12 Monkeys, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, as well as being a member of the comedy troupe Monty Python.
Actress come filmmaker Hannah Marks will direct the Fox 2000 feature film adaptation of Turtles all the Way Down. Marks is best known for her role in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and has been named as director on this adaptation.
The story of How to be a Woman is a memoir of Caitlin Moran’s life as she moves from adolescence in Wolverhampton to her adult life, while attempting to answer the questions every woman has asked herself while navigating these tricky life moments. The adaptation will be narrated by Caitlin Moran and star Louise Brealey (Sherlock) as Caitlin, Jeanette Percival as Caitlin’s sister Caz, and Clare Corbett as Caitlin’s mother.
The latest version of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women will be the eighth adaptation of the novel, first published in 1868 and celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The adaptation is written and directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) and produced by Amy Pascal (The Post), Denise Di Novi (Little Women 1994), Robin Swicord (Matilda), and Andrea Giannetti (Passengers).
This brilliantly written book is already an audiobook narrated by Neil Gaiman himself – who could read the phone book and make it sound good.
Now, the BBC is bringing us an exciting new radio dramatization of Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. Having previously dramatized other works by Neil Gaiman including Good Omens (his collaboration with Terry Pratchett) and Neverwhere, we have high hopes for this dramatization too.