roque-banosRoque Banos has been hired to score the upcoming film adaptation of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The film is directed by Terry Gilliam (BrazilThe Fisher KingThe Brothers Grimm) and stars Adam Driver, Michael Palin, Stellan Skarsgard and Olga Kurylenko. The movie 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 also co-wrote the screenplay with Tony Grisoni (Fear and Loathing in Las VegasTideland) based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra. Gerardo Herrero (Son of the Bride) is producing the project with Mariela Besuievsky (The Secret In Their Eyes), Gabriele Oricchio and Amy Gilliam. Banos has previously scored the Herrero-produced feature The Last Circus. Alberto Iglesias was originally attached when the movie was set to go into production last year. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is expected to premiere in 2018.

As previously reported, Banos (Don’t BreatheEvil DeadIn the Heart of the SeaThe Machinist) also has Jaume Collet-Serra’s thriller The Commuter starring Liam Neeson coming up. The composer will also compose the music for the upcoming sports drama Live Like Line. The film is directed by Sean McNamara (Soul Surfer, Raise Your Voice) and stars Helen Hunt, William Hurt, Danika Yarosh and Erin Moriarty. David Aaron Cohen (Friday Night Lights, The Devil’s Own) wrote the screenplay. Mickey Liddell (The GreyJackieEverwood) is producing the project LD Entertainment, alongside Pete Shilaimon (Anthropoid) and Scott Holroyd. Banos has previously scored last year’s Risen for the producers. Live Like Line is currently in post-production. No word yet on a release date for the movie. 

  1. Rioja says:

    I am so pleased for him – excellent news!

    Mucho respeto y admiración por su música, amable señor.