Screen Media has announced, following the success of Fathom Events’ April 10th one-night screening, that Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will begin rolling the film out in NY, LA, San Francisco, Austin and other top markets starting Friday, April 19th. The film will also be released on all major VOD platforms on the 19th as well and will continue to expand theatrically throughout the Spring and beyond.
Starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgard, Olga Kurylenko and Jordi Molla, the film had its world premiere as the Closing Night Film at Cannes 2018. Directed and written by Terry Gilliam, the film is co-written by Tony Grisoni and produced by Mariela Besuievsky, Amy Gilliam, Gerardo Herrero and Gregoire Melin.
Toby (Driver), a frustrated filmmaker and disillusioned advertising executive, becomes pulled into a world of time jumping fantasy when a Spanish cobbler (Pryce) who believes he is Don Quixote, mistakes Toby for his trusted squire Sancho Panza. Pulled further into the cobbler’s world, Toby gradually becomes unable to tell his dreams from reality.
“Fathom’s premiere model worked extremely well for ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ and we are thrilled to see the film getting a wider theatrical run,” said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO. “Our one-night screening helped build awareness, generate fan excitement and create media interest that will only grow as the film continues downstream.”
“We are thrilled that so many fans came to see the movie in theaters during our nationwide one-night event with Fathom,” said David Fannon, President of Screen Media. “In response to the demands of those who missed it, we thought we better hurry up and give them another chance to see it. They’ve already waited long enough to see the results of Terry’s epic journey.”