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Depp back in Quixote?

Dec. 18, 2009by:

It's been about a decade since fate slapped the shit out of Terry Gilliam's THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE (as seen in the documentary LOST IN LA MANCHA). The project has slowly been struggling back to life, but it seems like it's about to get a hefty zap from the defibrillator. Clear!

After a giant question mark hovering over the whole thing, it sounds like Gilliam managed to lure his original star Johnny Depp back (which should certainly help with financing), judging from this exchange at the end of a lengthy Paste interview:

Paste: Between such tentative projects as GOOD OMENS, THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE and the Gorillaz feature, what do you have on the horizon that you can talk about?
Gilliam: There’s a couple others as well, but QUIXOTE is what we’re working on at the moment. Hopefully that’ll get up and running next year.

Paste: Is it still going to have Johnny Depp in it?
Gilliam: Yeah, and I rewrote the script. Robert Duvall has agreed to play Quixote. I’m really excited. So it’s all that business of funding now
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The story is loosely based on the classic Cervantes tale of a quirky old Spaniard, and follows an obnoxious advertising exec who gets hurled back through time where he meets Don Quixote, and ends up becoming his sidekick Sancho Panza for various adventures.

Extra Tidbit: Hope Depp has a good luck charm. Given Gilliam's ongoing and escalating misfortune, I dread whatever tragedy hits this time...
Source: Paste

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11:23PM on 12/22/2009
I really wanna see this movie get made!
I really wanna see this movie get made!
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7:33PM on 12/20/2009
That's an odd quote, cause he just mentioned to comingsoon.net, that he wasn't involved anymore.
That's an odd quote, cause he just mentioned to comingsoon.net, that he wasn't involved anymore.
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1:49PM on 12/19/2009
funny. i never knew he left
funny. i never knew he left
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9:22AM on 12/19/2009
Again-"ewww"
Again-"ewww"
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4:10PM on 12/21/2009
personal thumbs down
personal thumbs down
1:14AM on 12/19/2009
I was wondering what happened to this. Depp not chained to Burton works for me.
I was wondering what happened to this. Depp not chained to Burton works for me.
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