Production Underway On The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
17 years ago, Gilliam set out to produce what he intended to be his own, absurd take on the classic tale by Miguel de Cervantes. Johnny Depp was slated to play the lead role, a modern-day ad man who finds himself hurtled back in time and mistaken for Don Quixote’s sidekick Sancho Panza, but numerous legal difficulties resulted in production being halted and the film languishing in obscurity.
Comingsoon.net, the source of this story, shares the following about the film’s plot:
A modern and satirical twist on the tale, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote stars Driver as Toby, a jaded commercials director who travels to Spain for a shoot and comes across a gypsy who gives a copy of his student film – a lyrical re-working of the Don Quixote story set in a quaint old Spanish village. Moved by the discovery, Toby sets off on a bizarre road trip to find the little village where the student student film was shot and gets caught up in a series of catastrophies.
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