Johnny Depp to Produce Don Quixote Project for Disney

Steve Pink and Jeff Morris will write the screenplay for this modern day re-imagining of the classic Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra character.
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Johnny Depp to Produce Don Quixote Project for Disney

Johnny Depp will produce an untitled Don Quixote project for Disney Walt Disney Pictures has picked up an untitled pitch for a new Don Quixote movie to be produced by Johnny Depp. It isn't immediately clear if the actor-producer plans on starring as the title character. That would not be surprising since he was attached to star in director Terry Gilliam's ill-fated Don Quixote project that spawned the 2003 documentary Lost in La Mancha.

Steve Pink and Jeff Morris are attached to write the screenplay, who will start work on the script immediately. The project is described as a modern-day re-imagining of the character, which first appeared in Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra' novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha. No specific story details were given.

Johnny Depp will produce alongside his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski. No production schedule has been given at this time.

Sources:Deadline

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  • WendyB • 2 years ago

    I'm reading the novel right now as it is something that I have wanted to do for several years now. In fact, I'm getting close to finishing it, and I was just thinking last night about all the troubles that have been associated with bringing this story to the big screen over the years. I saw "Lost in La Mancha" many years ago, so I knew Depp had been involved with a movie at one time. In that, I believe he was to play Pancho in some form, but I was thinking how he would be much better as Don Quixote himself. When I thought of Pancho, only one name spurng to mind - Jack Black. Black could really take the annoying qualities of Sancho and make them endearing, while Depp could play the honor-bound title character with moving and unparalleled sincerity.

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    • thedude-abides • 3 years ago

      Don Quixote, yes. Disney, no.

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