If you’ve followed the career of Terry Gilliam, you’d know that one of the projects that has enchanted and haunted him for the last 15 years is The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Somewhat appropriately, given the thematic conceit of the book, it’s been something of a windmill-chasing affair. I wouldn’t lame the blame of that at Gilliam’s feet though, he’s always been an ambitious visionary and he knows that sometimes these things can essentially be cursed.
So kudos to him for not giving up on it. Even though we’re not getting the Johnny Depp version featured in Lost in La Mancha (or even the Robert Duvall version they attempted after that), we may finally be getting a version of this movie after all. And one that sounds quite interesting in the sense that he’ll be incorporating some real-life elements into it. Hit the jump for more on Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Kiilled Don Quixote. And be on the lookout for The Zero Theorem interview I did with him that will be hitting in a few weeks.