Terry Gilliam Walked Off the Set of Taika Waititi’s ‘Time Bandits’ — World of Reel
Taika Waititi is currently in New Zealand directing the first three episodes of his Apple series adaptation of “Time Bandits.” This is an ambitious project that could easily go wrong.
They were talking about this on the workaholics podcast, that Gilliam walked off because Taika wasn't using extremely short people to play the time bandits. Dude flew all the way out to new zealand, turned around and went home lol.
The cast and crew soon realized just how irritated Gilliam was by what he was seeing. “He wasn’t happy. He kept groaning and making remarks,” one crew member told me.
“Terry was supposed to be there for two weeks but he left after three days,” this same person adds. “His disdain for the entire project was quite obvious. You probably won’t be hearing any praise for this series from him anytime soon.”