Terry Gilliam To Restart Filming ‘Don Quixote’ Adaptation | Film News
According to Hollywood Reporter, Terry Gilliam, former member of the famous Monty Python comedy group, and later the director of 12 feature films including 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, has been given the green light to restart his adaptation of Don Quixote.
The screenplay entitled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is based on the book by Miguel de Cevantes, however rather than follow the exact plot of the book it will instead reportedly focus on a young film maker who, after discovering an old student film based on the Don Quixote story, decides to travel to Spain to re-shoot it, however he soon gets embroiled in a series of adventures.
The budget for the film has been set at £12.8 M, and the cast will feature John Hurt in the rumoured role of Quixote and Unbroken star Jack O’Connell as Grisoni. The film was previously meant to be filmed nearly 17 years ago, however the production was hit with various crisis including flash floods, and constant aircraft noise. With the previously ill-fated production now with a confirmed go ahead, filming is due to commence in September.