Terry Gilliam officially bringing Don Quixote back

Will he find his way through La Mancha this time?

Never one to be beaten by a situation, Terry Gilliam is revving up The Man Who Killed Don Quixote for a second – and, now he has backing, hopefully successful – attempt.

You probably know the horror story that hit the original 2000 production – freakish weather, destroyed sets and back injuries that delayed lead Jean Rochefort from completing his role.

The film was abandoned back then, and became part of the fascinating 2002 documentary Lost In La Mancha (below).

Now Gilliam is trying again, with producer Jeremy Thomas and the Recorded Picture Company backing him up.

Gilliam and co-writer Tony Grisoni have apparently updated the script changing it slightly to the story of a filmmaker who is charmed into joining the hero’s quest for his lost love.

"I'm not so much a filmmaker as someone who gets possessed by an idea and it doesn't leave me until I make the film," Gilliam told Variety. "I commit myself to it so fully."

He’s also hoping to get Johnny Depp back on board. While we sure he wants to do it, schedules might be an issue.

Cross everything you’ve got it works out this time. Terry needs the luck!

[Source: Variety]

Are you excited to see Gilliam getting Don Quixote up and running again? Or is it doomed to fail?


    • MadMatt

      May 15th 2009, 3:38

      Johnny needs to drop whatever else he has planned and make himself available for this. It's certain to be one of the best things he'll ever do and I think he'll regret it if he opts to shoot some Disney s**te instead...

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    • BeckyM84

      May 15th 2009, 15:22

      I hope it does finally get made and that it turns out to be brilliant. And I think Johnny Depp should be in it. I hope he is willing to give the project another go.

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