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We might never get to see Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" movie, but a TV series based on his 1980 film "Time Bandits" is a go.

Apple just acquired the rights to turn the cult comedy into a TV series, with Anonymous Content, Paramount Television, and Media Rights Capital producing.  Gilliam will be a non-writing executive producer.

In the film, a boy named Kevin joins seven dwarves who've stolen a map that charts holes in the space-time fabric. This allows them to jump through time and plunder legendary treasures, which meant the movie hopped from the time of Napoleon to the Titanic.

The film featured several Monty Python members, including John Cleese as Robin Hood. It also starred Sean Connery as kindly King Agamemnon, Ian Holm as Napoleon, and David Warner as Evil.

It was produced by Handmade Films, the company founded by ex-Beatle George Harrison. (Who also gave us another favorite British cult comedy, "Withnail and I.")

We imagine the series will feature the bandits jumping from one historical adventure to the next. Famous (or not so famous) guest stars TBD.

[Via Deadline]