Now a dozen years since he tried to star in Terry Gilliam's first never-completed attempt at The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Johnny Depp is going to give the Cervantes classic another shot, now from the flash-flood-free studios of Disney.
Depp and his Infinitum Nihil partner Christi Dembrowski have closed a deal with Disney to produce a new take on Don Quixote to be written by Jeff Morris and High Fidelity writer Steve Pink. It's not clear if Pink, who last completed Hot Tub Time Machine, would also direct, nor has it been revealed if Depp has an eye on starring, thus finally supplying Disney with enough kooky, eccentric characters to rationalize the construction of Deppcot Center. What little information Deadline does have is that the pitch is being described as a modern re-imagining. "Those over there are not giants, Don Quixote, but Sprint's nationwide 4G LTE tower infrastructure!"?