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 reports Depp will produce a new adaptation of de Cervantes' tale with Disney.