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Back to La Mancha?

07.28.2008
Anyone who saw the tragic documentary LOST IN LA MANCHA knows of director Terry Gilliam's disastrous difficulties with his labor of love, which was even more damned than usual for the guy with infamous misfortune.

Even as Gilliam cobbles together his latest unlucky project THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS (interrupted by the death of star Heath Ledger), fate may be smiling on him for a change. Word is that star Johnny Depp wants to resurrect their aborted project THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, as the star and director are convinced they can finish it this time around.

The original planned movie was loosely based on the classic Cervantes tale of a whimsical old Spaniard. The film was to star Depp as an obnoxious advertising exec who gets hurled back through time where he meets Quixote, and ends up becoming his sidekick Sancho Panza for various romantic adventures and windmill-tilting. The production was plagued by injuries, harsh weather, an uncooperative crew and a vengeful God who apparently really hates Gilliam's filmography.
Extra Tidbit: There were rumors a couple years ago that the project might return to life, but then Gilliam made THE BROTHERS GRIMM and TIDELAND, and those rumors sort of stopped...
Source: Hello

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