Hey, check this out! Since Terry Gilliam’s doomed movie The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has once again died due to lack of funds, Gilliam and his protege Tim Ollive have begun work on a stop-motion animated steampunk project called 1884: Yesterday’s Future! Man, does this ever look cool. I’ve always thought that Gilliam’s animations were some of his best stuff, and frankly I’m surprised that it’s taken him this long to try a full-length animated movie. According to io9:
The steampunk adventure is reportedly “a story of outstanding heroism in the face of deception, subterfuge and treachery. Conjuring up the belief that it was made forty years before film was even invented, 1884: Yesterdays Future tells of a future that might have been but never was.”
The movie will mix puppets, miniatures, CG animation and fuse the mouths and eyes of actors onto the the little heads of the puppets. Also it’s apparently going to utilize four voices from the cast of Monty Python, though we don’t know which actors Gilliam and Ollive will be using just yet.