Is Terry Gilliam finally going to complete his passion project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, after 18 years and seven unsuccessful attempts? I mean, statistically, probably not. But he is going to give it another shot, so good for him.
According to Variety, Gilliam's latest attempt at shooting his Cervantes-inspired tale will begin preparations next month, with the director optimistically thinking the project will be finished by Christmas or at all.
It's said it will be shot on a slim budget of $19 million--which doesn't leave a lot of room for the now-predictable disasters Gilliam will certainly face during production, but you can hardly blame investors for being a bit leery at this point. The Force Awakens's Adam Driver and Gilliam's old Monty Python pal Michael Palin will now reportedly take on the task previously attempted by Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort, Ewan McGregor and Robert Duvall, and, most recently, Jack O'Connell and John Hurt. That is, they will be attached to star in this goddammer before it inevitably collapses like a prop windmill heavy from being re-plastered a half-dozen times.