Johnny Depp is returning to the world of Spanish writer Miguel De Cervantes for a new Don Quixote film, according to reports.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star look a leading role in Terry Gilliam's ill-fated late 1990s epic, which became the documentary Lost in La Mancha - about a movie project that fell apart due to financing problems and bad luck.

Depp is now chancing his fortunes again with another Don Quixote film.

Movie website Deadline.com reports Depp will produce a new adaptation of de Cervantes' tale with Disney.