Film director Terry Gilliam’s project “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” is now in pre-production and filming is planned to start this coming October. The big news so far revolve around rumours that parts of the movie are planned to be filmed on Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura.
After years of trying to make the film, Gilliam is at it again with a new version of a project he originally started in the late 90′ when he even started filming it with Johnny Depp in the lead role, but things went wrong and the project was closed down. Even since he has tried to revive the production.
The latest version of the story is planned to start shooting this October in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands. The estimated budget of the film is €16 million and the movie, based around time travel between 21st century London and 17th century La Mancha.
Stars include Michael Palin, best known obviously from Monthy Python; Olga Kurylenko, an ex Bond girl, who also starred in the movie Oblivion with Tom Cruise; and Adam Driver, the Star Wars actor from the latest movies playing Kylo Ren.
Synopsis of ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’
An advertising executive jumps back and forth in time between the 21st century and 17th century La Mancha, where Don Quixote mistakes him for Sancho Panza.
According to Variety Gilliam has announced that preparation on his pet project would begin next month and would be shot in Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, to be finished by Christmas. Portuguese producer Paulo Branco signed up earlier this year on the film, which is now budgeted at $19 million.