No Depp for Don Quixote
In January this year, Terry Gilliam confirmed that he was writing a script for The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. This some nine years after his first doomed attempt to film it.
Johnny Depp was starring in the film during it's first shoot. But it was looking unlikely that he would be returning. Now Gilliam has pretty much confirmed that news.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was originally filming back in 2000. But well documented problems led to the shoot being abandoned. Many years later though and Terry Gilliam started rewriting the script. But Johnny Depp recently said that he thought he might be too busy to fit it in. And he was also a little apprehensive about returning to the project.
I can now honestly say that I'm not working with Johnny on Don Quixote. He's booked himself up on a lot of other films. I want to shoot Don Quixote next year. He [Depp] said he's not available and we have both agreed that I'm going to die soon, so it would be nice to get this film under my belt. We've written it and we're out there hunting actors and money as we speak.
So there we go. With Dark Shadows, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lone Ranger ahead, it's perhaps no surprise he can't fit it in. I wonder who will replace him though. Any suggestions.