All the way back in October of 2000, Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote began production with Johnny Depp starring as an inadvertent time-traveler, whom the adventurous madman Don Quixote mistakes for Sancho Panza. The project fell apart soon thereafter and became a cautionary tale about the live-action filmmaking process (as detailed in the documentary Lost in La Mancha). It has yet to be made, despite Gilliam’s multiple attempts over the past decade.
That’s all a preamble to say: Depp is once again working on a non-traditional Don Quixote-related movie, but it has nothing to do with Gilliam’s defunct passion project (sadly).
Deadline is reporting that Disney has acquired a pitch for a movie “best described as a modern re-imagining of Don Quixote.” Depp is producing through his ...
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