Adam Driver’s next film ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ may have failed at the final hurdle due to a new legal challenge for the beleaguered production placing its debut at Cannes in doubt.
The Terry Gillam film has faced two decades of delays and problems so bad that it even led to a documentary being made on the production. After finally getting the film in the can, and with a premiere set for the final night of the Cannes Film Festival, its issues seemed to be behind it. However at the last-minute it appears to have hit a devastating snag.
Paolo Branco and his company Alfama Films Production are seeking an injunction to prevent Cannes from screening “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” with a statement claiming that its rights to the project “have been confirmed in three separate legal rulings.”
“Alfama Films Production has been granted permission to obtain a writ against the Cannes Film Festival and will ask the president of the Paris District Court to impose a ban on the screening of the film by Terry Gilliam, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, due to the violation of its rights, rights which have been confirmed in three separate legal rulings,” AFP said in a statement. “For legal reasons, this film cannot be exploited in any way without pre-agreement from Alfama Films Production.”