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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Trailer Is Finally Here

At last, we have our first in-motion look at The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Nearly 20 years after director Terry Gilliam got the production ball rolling on his infamous long-gestating project, ONE Media released the official trailer for the film. 

Following just a month after filmmaker Andrea Corsini gave us photographic proof that Gilliam really didn't give up on making The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, revealing an official snap of stars Adam Driver (the current Star Wars trilogy) and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones) traveling on horseback, the trailer unspools what's been inside Gilliam's mind for the last two decades. Sumptuous, immersive production design married with naturalistic landscapes are just the tip of the iceberg in the clip, which also shines a light on the quirky personalities of the film's characters. 

Driver's Toby Grisoni is a slightly arrogant, time-traveling advertising executive with his tongue planted firmly in his cheek. When he returns home to his Spanish village, Toby crosses paths with Pryce's Don Quixote — well, a man who believes he's the legendary knight — who mistakes Toby for his contemporary squire, Sancho Panza. Driver and Pryce bounce brilliantly off one another, sharing chemistry in scenes together and showcasing their acting chops and proclivities for comedy in various solo moments. 

In all, the trailer for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is 96 seconds of windmill-sprinkled, fire-filled, antics-infused fun — more than enough to prove that the film's hilariously tragic road to release was well worth it in the end. 

Adapted from Miguel de Cervantes' 1615 novel The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha, Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has faced complication after complication since 1998. Freak accidents, countless re-castings that saw various actors stepping into each central role, flash floods, cast member deaths, and multiple reshoots befell the film, and it eventually got trapped in "development hell." The 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha famously chronicled the trials and tribulations of one Johnny Depp-starring effort. 

Miraculously, in June of 2017, Gilliam stepped out of the shadows and confirmed that he had finished filming on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, despite financial troubles destroying a planned shoot in 2016. And now we're here: over nine months, one photo, and one trailer later. Gilliam must be beaming.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote also stars Olga Kurylenko (Quantam of Solace) and Stellan Skarsgård (Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Jacqui and The Boss, respectively.  

The film doesn't have a release date as of yet, so while we wait for an official announcement, have a look at the movie's lush first poster below.