A resurrection for THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE? Director Terry Gilliam hopes to "reshoot" his lost film

Among the many rumors circulating this week concerning Johnny Depp and possible film projects is one that suggests that Terry Gilliam’s catastrophically unlucky THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, whose brief and calamitous shoot in 2000 was chronicled in the excellent documentary LOST IN LA MANCHA, may get another chance at production. Alica-Azania Jarvis, writing in The Independent, spoke to Terry Gilliam about the most famous film he never made; she says the revival of THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE “could be closer than we think.”

“As far as we’re concerned, it’s on,” Terry Gilliam told her. “When Johnny’s ready, we’re ready. We’re just talking about dates to film. Basically it all depends on his schedule but otherwise we’re set.” Gilliam said, “It will be next year some time, before next summer anyway.” Gilliam recently won a long legal battle to have the rights to his script restored to him; however, Jarvis writes that the director “intends to start the project afresh.”

“We’re going to completely reshoot it,” Gilliam promised. “The intervening years have taught me that I can actually write a much better film. I’m so excited it’s going to get done at last.”

The Zone thanks Emma and Baxendale Guitar for sharing news stories on THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, and we wish Terry Gilliam all the best in his quixotic quest. –Part-Time Poet

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