Last October, it was announced that Terry Gilliam was revising his passion project The Man Who Killed Don Quixote a decade after his first attempt was derailed by bad weather, destroyed sets and lead actor Jean Rochefort’s back problems.
It was later revealed that Gilliam was interested in having Robert Duvall take on the title role of Miguel de Cervantes’ classic 17th century romantic tale. Gilliam and Tony Grisoni have updated the script from the first time around and the new film is expected to revolve around a filmmaker who is charmed into joining Don Quixote’s eternal quest for his ladylove, becoming an unwitting Sancho Panza.
ComingSoon.net got a chance to ask Duvall about the project at the press day for Get Low:
CS: You just touched on the subject of great movies that never get made – so is “Don Quixote” ever going happen?
CS: I was reading a description you gave about this script, but I wasn’t quite understanding it.
CS: But he’s got you now, so what’s the roadblock?