Director Terry Gilliam will finally create a film based on Miguel de Cervantes’ book “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” 16 years after the plug was pulled on his initial attempt.
The film will be released as a part of Gilliam’s contract with Amazon. Gilliam will reportedly begin filming in 2016.
In 1999, Gilliam began production on a Don Quixote film in Spain with Jean Rochefort set to start as the titular character, but Rochefort suffered a herniated disc and a flood destroyed the set in the first week, resulting in the plug being pulled on filming.
Since then, Gilliam has made several more attempts to produce the film, titled “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” but to no avail. The film has been long considered a personal project of Gilliam and given that he will turn 75 in November, this may be his last chance to create the film.
According to EW, Rochefort and Johnny Depp, who was slated to co-star in the 1999, will not be attached to this project. Instead, Gilliam will employ John Hurt (“V for Vendetta”) as Quixote and John Hurt (“Unbroken”).