We reported earlier this year that Terry Gilliam would finally get to make the film he tried to make a decade ago, and now it seems that the film is taking serious steps forward. Empire recently spoke to Gilliam at the British premiere of his new film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, who revealed that things are looking up for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Here's an excerpt from the article.
"We're up and running again, we've rewritten the script and finally got it back, the budget's come in... and I think we've found our Quixote! But who's it going to be? Well, I'm not going to tell you, but it'll start next Spring."
Earlier in the week Gilliam described the film to us as a "donkey, and now it has three of its legs", so while there are essential elements still to find, things are looking promising for the once ill-fated project.
The film's demise was chronicled in the highly-regarded 2003 documentary Lost in La Mancha. Gilliam's film, at that time, starred Johnny Depp, but it was unclear if Depp would return this time around, although it seems unlikely.
We'll be sure to keep you posted on any new developments on Terry Gilliam's new film.