Miracles do happen; don't let anyone tell you differently. We now have the definitive proof. Terry Gilliam'sThe Man Who Killed Don Quixote is getting ready to film this September. A fantastical take on the Cervantes masterwork, the story follows a modern man as he is transported back in time and joins forces with Don Quixote. Since this is a Gilliam film, wacky characters, bizarre situations, wide angle lenses and horses-jumping-through-windows-in-slow-motion will most certainly ensue.
Ewan McGregor has joined the cast, playing the time traveler who teams up with Don Quixote, to be portrayed by the great Robert Duvall. McGregor and Duvall fill roles originally occupied by Johnny Depp and Jean Rochefort during the first attempt to make the film in 2000. As captured on camera in the great documentary Lost in La Mancha, the production fell victim to freak weather and a leading man's poor health and the entire thing was scrapped only a few days into shooting. It took a decade, but the ever-persistent Gilliam has managed to pull together the $20 million he needs to get the movie made, a steep drop from the $35 million he had the first time around, but beggars can't be choosers, right?