Anyone who knows movies will at least have heard of Terry Gilliam’s many attempts to make a movie based on Don Quixote (here) – and if you haven’t then go watch Lost In La Mancha as soon as possible – but sadly it looks like it will never happen as Disney have stepped in.
Yes, the studio aim to bring the adventures of the Spanish man who believes he is a Knight to the big screen with Billy Ray – The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips – penning the script.
The original tale was written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra in 1605 and told the story told of a lower-class aristocrat named Alanso Quixano who, after reading too many novels about chivalry, loses his sanity and comes to believe that knights, maidens and dragons really exist.
Word on the street is it will be a Pirates of the Caribbean type adventure movie, so expect franchise talks and plenty of… Johnny Depp? Is it odd that Depp was once Gilliam’s choice for the role?
No word on filming, cast or dates yet but when we know, you’ll know.