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Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam posted this himself on Facebook the other day, adding: ‘And then there are the days you just want to rip your own head off…’

The Playlist‘s Rodrigo Perez reports that Terry Gilliam is planning to funnel some Amazon money into The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. “‘It’s my madness!’ Gilliam laughed about the project that he cannot let go and which won’t let go of him.” The feature, which would see a theatrical release before it streams, would star Jack O’Connell and John Hurt. Shooting should begin early next year.

Also at the Playlist, Kevin Jagernauth passes along word that, while Gareth Edwards will be using the new Arri Alexa 65, “a digital camera that provides 6K resolution,” to shoot Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, Rian Johnson will be sticking to his guns: Star Wars: Episode VIII will be shot on 35mm.

“Chris Eyre has signed on to direct Soul Catcher with John Sayles attached to write the screenplay,” reports Amanda N’Duka. “Based on the novel by Dune acclaimed author Frank Herbert, the psychological thriller centers around a Native American activist who, driven by ancient spirits and injustice towards his people, kidnaps the son of an important U.S politician with the intent to sacrifice the child as revenge. As the captors and captive attempt to escape from hunters across the Pacific Northwest, they form an unexpected bond which disrupts the planned ritual.”

“Reese Witherspoon is developing a big-screen take on the upcoming novel Opening Belle,” reports Erik Pedersen. This’ll be a “story about a mother of three trying to balance home life with her Wall Street career during the year before the financial meltdown.” Author Maureen Sherry Kinsky was a managing director at Bear Stearns.

And also at Deadline, Denise Petski: “Syfy is joining forces with Bradley Cooper, Graham King and Todd Phillips to develop Dan Simmons’s Hugo Award-winning novel Hyperion as an event series.”

Agnès Varda and JR pitch a project

At Flavorwire, Ona Abelis has the new extended synopsis for the second season of True Detective featuring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch. The first episode premieres on June 21.

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