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Gilliam's Don Quixote Gets Another Chance


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Filmmaker Terry Gilliam's ill-fated attempt to bring classic novel DON QUIXOTE to the big screen has been given another chance.
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, based on the work by Spanish author MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, featured a star-studded cast including Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort.
But, after filming commenced in 2000, the insurer quickly pulled the plug on the multi-million pound project after a spate of misfortunes, including flash floods and illness. The trials of the disastrous shoot were captured in documentary movie Lost in La Mancha.
However, Gilliam is still hopeful The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will be completed.
He says, "I am told we will have a script back in our hands by Christmas but I have been hearing this for many years, so we shall see.
"But this seems the most positive news I have heard in a long time about the project. The problem is, when Johnny Depp is next available, will I still be alive?"

Gilliam Poised To Get Back To Work On Quixote Disaster


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LATEST: Maverick director Terry Gilliam has confirmed reports he is on the verge of finally getting his THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE movie back off the ground.

The 64-year-old's labour of love turned into one of the biggest movie disasters of all time in 2000, when soaring costs led to financiers pulling all funding out of the picture, which was to be the most expensive European film ever made.

The unmaking of the movie then became hit documentary Lost in La Mancha, which showed Gilliam and his star Johnny Depp despairing as one disaster after another hit the set.

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Gilliam Gets To Work On Quixote Disaster


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British movie maverick Terry Gilliam is keen to get his THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE movie back off the ground and he's looking at Gerard Depardieu to play the befuddled literary hero.

The former MONTY PYTHON star's labour of love turned into one of the biggest movie disasters of all time when soaring costs led to financiers pulling all funding out of the picture.

The unmaking of the movie then became hit documentary Lost in La Mancha, which showed Gilliam and his star Johnny Depp despairing as one disaster after another hit the set.

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Gilliam Stunned By Lack Of Interest In Depp/williams Film


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Movie maverick Terry Gilliam is amazed that a planned movie starring Johnny Depp and Robin Williams is still on the shelf - because American investors can't raise $15 million (GBP8.3 million).

The former Monty Python member was thrilled when international money men offered him $45 million (GBP25 million) to make the film GOOD OMENS with Depp as a demon and Williams as an angel.

But he was shocked to discover that Americans didn't have the same sort of faith in the project, and they failed to raise the extra cash he needed to start work on the project - an adaptation of fantasy writers Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's book.

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Depp Plans A Return To Don Quixote's La Mancha


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Johnny Depp's success in Pirates Of The Caribbean looks set to bring his DON QUIXOTE dream back to life in 2004.

Terry Gilliam movie THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, which was to star Depp, sank without trace in 2000 when the project turned into a disaster with storms wrecking sets and money running out - the catastrophe even became the subject of quirky documentary Lost in La Mancha.

But, thanks to Depp's 2003 successes, which have seen him voted PEOPLE magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in America, Gilliam is keen to get Don Quixote chasing windmills again.

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