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15 Amazing Movies... That Were Never Made!

By Vadim Newquist Sep 30, 2013

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Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Terry Gilliam was the visionary animator/director at work behind the scenes of the legendary British comedy team Monty Python, and he went on to direct four sci-fi/fantasy epics that qualify as some of the genre's greatest films: Brazil, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Fischer King and 12 Monkeys. After Monkeys finished completion, he set his sites on what would be his most sprawling epic to date, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, based on the literary classic Don Quixote. The film went on to experience possibly the most legendary set of setbacks that any film has experienced, including the death of its star, footage getting destroyed, and million dollar sets ravaged by fires. The film was sadly never completed, even though it filmed on and off for nearly ten years. The only fortunate thing to come out of this doomed project was a fantastic documentary Lost in La Mancha that details its rocky history.

Tags: movies, slideshows, batman, fails, alien, the matrix

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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