Monty Python founding member and auteur Terry Gilliam's first attempt to make a movie based on Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote ended in disaster shortly after going into production in 2000, as chronicled in the documentary Lost in La Mancha. Gilliam moved on to other projects in the years that followed, but announced plans to reignite The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in 2008, minus original cast members Jean Rochefort as Don Quixote and Johnny Depp as Sancho Panza.
Unlike his first attempt, which faltered and ultimately failed while actually in production, Gilliam has been hitting roadblocks and obstacles with his second attempt while still in preproduction. He has been in talks with Robert Duvall to play Don Quixote, but has had little luck securing his Sancho Panza — or, more accurately, his faux Sancho Panza, since the story revolves around a 21st-century advertising executive who travels back in time and meets Don Quixote, who mistakes him for Sancho Panza. In a recent interview with Vulture, Gilliam revealed that most of his current problems with the movie are related to money and that, though The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is "the best script" that he has, the lack of progress has made him "actually quite tired of the whole thing." what did gilliam say about Don Quixote and Garfield's Spider-Man? >>