It seems that controversial director Terry Gilliam is going back to La Mancha. According to Variety, Gilliam is reviving his long-lost film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a decade after the film's disastrous first attempt.
Gilliam's first stab at the Miguel de Cervantes adaptation was plagued by terrible weather that ruined sets, lead actor Jean Rochefort's illness, to name just a few problems. The plagued film's production problems were captured in the documentary Lost in La Mancha.
Now Gilliam is ready to tackle the project again, with an updated script he wrote with previous collaborator Tony Grissoni, and this new version will revolve around a filmmaker who is roped into joining Quixote on his adventures, becoming an unwitting Sancho Panza. It was said that Gilliam is in negotiations for Johnny Depp, who was set to star in the original film, to return, but scheduling issues remain.
It was said that Gilliam was hoping production would start by next spring, with the Don Quixote character still yet to be cast.