Terry Gilliam has wanted to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote for as long as I’ve been alive it seems. And he’s come close a few times, even filming most of it with Johnny Depp in the lead before it all fell apart.
Well now, to the amazement of just about anyone who’s been following this project from the outside, Terry Gilliam has done the unthinkable: he’s completed shooting The Man Who Killed Don Quixote! It’s definitely a sign of the apocalypse, or something.
Gilliam confirmed the news via his Facebook page:
This is great news for fans of Terry Gilliam, and fans who want to see his wacky version go the Don Quixote myth come to life.
And speaking of Gilliam’s previous attempt to get The Man Who Killed Don Quixote up and running, fans of filmmaking should definitely check out Lost in La Mancha, the terrific documentary that’s also a painful examination of what can go horribly wrong on an extensive project like this.
This version of Don Quixote doesn’t star Johnny Depp, thankfully. Instead it stars Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce in the lead roles. There’s no news as to its release date yet, so stay tuned for any updates.