It was announced today that Alberto Iglesias is set to compose the music for Terry Gilliam’s upcoming film adaptation of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The film starring Adam Driver, Michael Palin and Olga Kurylenko follows a jaded young advertising executive who returns to the Spanish village where he made a film based on Cervantes’ masterpiece years earlier and meets a villager who believes himself to be Don Quixote as he gets swept up in a fantastic extravaganza complete with damsels in distress, knights and giants. Gilliam (Brazil, The Fisher King, The Brothers Grimm) has also co-written the screenplay with Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Tideland). Paolo Branco (Cosmopolis) is producing the project. Don Quixote is set to start shooting in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands this coming October and is expected to premiere in 2017.
Iglesias’ most recent project, Julieta directed by Pedro Almodovar, just had its international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and will be released in the U.S. later this year by Sony Pictures Classics. The composer also scored the Spanish drama Ma ma starring Penelope Cruz, which will be released in the U.S. this coming Friday, May 20 by Oscilloscope Laboratories.