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Most film nerds are probably aware that Terry Gilliam, the director of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has been trying to make a film about Miguel de Cervantes' classic character Don Quixote for years. The excellent documentary Lost in La Mancha details Gilliam's attempt to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a project that had Johnny Depp attached but ultimately fell through due to storms, injuries, and a whirlwind of other issues. Now Deadline reports that Depp will produce a separate project for Disney involving Quixote without Gilliam's involvement. That won't be a fun conversation the next time they meet. There's no word yet if Depp plans to star in the movie, but he'll produce the untitled film alongside Christi Dembrowski through his Infinitum Nihil banner. The official news here is that Disney has acquired a pitch for a modern re-imagining of the story of the iconic »

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