Terri Gilliam¡'s attempt to make a movie adaptation of Don Quixote failed in 2000, due to a series of unfortunate mishaps and coincidences.
Apparently, Gilliam is ready to give it another try, but this time, with Johnny Depp, by his side.
After his fifth collaboration with Tim Borton for the recent Corpse Bride, Johnny Depp was asked what he feel about Gilliam¡'s project, as the director is rumored to have said he'd like to try to revive the film for a third time.
Every time I see him, he threatens to do something, Depp told comingsoon.net
I just saw him last night. I'd love to do it again¡well, I don't want to do that again. If there's any way to avoid the curse, that would be better. I'd love to do the film, if at all possible, and I stress that 'if at all possible' because it was really going to be good, that was the thing we all felt. It was really sad. It was really going to be good, like the best of Terry Gilliam. I felt really good about my character, and the good news is that if he wants to go back and do that, I already know the character, so I have less homework to do, the actor declared.
DON QUIXOTE movies:
Don Quixote (1933), directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Man of La Mancha (1972), directed by Arthur Hiller (also a stage musical by Dale Wasserman)
El Quijote de Miguel de Cervantes (1991), a television miniseries directed by Manuel Gutierrez
Don Quixote, begun by Orson Welles but never finished; a reshaped version by Jesus Franco was released in (1992)
Don Quixote (2000), directed by Peter Yates
Lost in La Mancha (2002) is a documentary movie about Terry Gilliam's failed attempt to make a movie adaptation of Don Quixote.
Johnny Depp, The Next Don Quixote?
Depp is rumored to team up again with Terry Gilliam