Gilliam has his Don Quixote
Terry Gilliam has his Don Quixote for the film he's going to have another crack at making, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
First time round he tried to make it with Johnny Depp, but the film just fell apart around him. Now he's trying to give it another go, if the funding can be found of course, and he revealed that he has his Don Quixote already, and it is...
According to Cinema Blend who sat with Terry Gilliam in a round table interview the other day. When asked if it were true that Robert Duvall would be in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, something the actor recently blurted out, he said:
”Well, it's up. We're getting it going again. As Bobby says, we don't have the money yet. I just think he's phenomenal. I sent him the script, and he was so excited by it. I just thought, if I can get Robert Duvall talking as he was on the phone with that kind of excitement and energy and childish enthusiasm, I thought, this is going to be great. He does the tango. I just think he's extraordinary.”
Well that seems like a confirmation, and a definite one. When asked about Johnny Depp he was quite dismissive saying he's definitely off and that he was too busy with Pirates and cowboys and Indians, which is quite interesting if you think about the timeline for those two films, it would mean that in that space of time Terry Gilliam was planning on making The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, otherwise there would be a chance for Depp wouldn't there?
Perhaps not. Perhaps Depp has had enough with that experience, and the experience of non-Hollywood titles as he's off to do two big blockbusters next.
So it's all go for Don Quixote. Here's to Gilliam.