Apple Closing Deal for TV Rights to 'Time Bandits', Plans for Series

It appears that Apple is in the process of closing a bid to secure the rights to turn Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits film into a tv series, which they are actively planning on developing.

Apple Closing Deal for TV Rights to 'Time Bandits', Plans for Series

It's been a tough and yet awesome year for Gilliam fans, as his almost 30-year epic quest to finish and release The Man Who Killed Don Quixote came to a conclusion with the flick screening during 2018's Cannes Film Festival despite multiple legal hurdles.

Time Bandits remains a classic of his signature style of humor and directorial style, perhaps the most mainstream and widely beloved title in his filmography (I mean, 12 Monkeys maybe had more financial success). In the original film, Kevin (Craig Warnock) is visited (or invaded, however you want to look at it) by six dwarves in possession of a map which details holes in the fabric of time. They're thieves and adventurers, using the map to steal treasures from different historical eras.

Gilliam will be a non-writing executive producer, and we'll of course let you know as soon as more information about this becomes available.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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