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NEWS | Terry Gilliam to Exec. Produce 1884 (A Steampunk Puppet Movie)

Tip of the hat to Tor Steampunk.

1884 is a Steampunk infused film that is being co-produced by Terry Gilliam and directed by Tim Olive who worked with Gilliam an various films in the past. 1884 will be a mix of puppets with CGI used for the heads, which should give the film an usual look and feel. Judging by the early clip above this should be a hoot and a half. Anything Gilliam is involved with never disappoints in terms of quality. Some Monty Python alums will be voicing some of the characters, but no word yet on who from the illustrious group have been committed.

Variety did a piece on the film where Gilliam said:
"The quality of the work is amazing: It's not slick and sleek CG work, such as studios in L.A. particularly produce. It looks crafted by an artisan, and the scale and design are spectacular."
The goal is apparently to have a futuristic sci-fi story about 1884, but make it look as if it were made in 1884. No word on release date as they are still looking for the last bit of financing, but given Gilliam's involvement it should move forward. I've always been a fan of Gilliam's work especially Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

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redhead said...

I heart Terry Gilliam.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Leave it to Gilliam to do something really original.

beadmaniac said...

Terry Gilliam is a genius!!!