Terry Gilliam: Back to La Mancha
Director Terry Gilliam told Contact Music that his The Man Who Killed Don Quixote film project will be back before the cameras in 2009.
When the film began production in November 2000, a flash flood destroyed the sets so the insurance firm paid out $15 million and star Jean Rochefort, withdrew after injury. The entire film fell apart but did become the subject of a documentary, Lost in La Mancha, on the process.
Gilliam told a crowd at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in London that he has secured the rights from the insurance company and is back to work on pre-production.
"I was in some way relieved that it did fall apart," he said. "Because I didn’t have the money to finish it. It’s a good thing it went down when it did because I would have got the blame for going over budget. I think this time we will make a better film."
Johnny Depp, cast in 2000, remains attached to the film but no other casting has been announced nor a start date for filming.