May 18, 2010

Ewan McGregor joins Terry Gilliam's long in development 'Don Quixote' flick...

...moving this project one step closer towards finally happening, according to Coming Soon:

Empire magazine talked to Terry Gilliam at the Cannes Film Festival last night and learned that Ewan McGregor will star in the director's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

McGregor is replacing Johnny Depp, who was going to star in the original, aborted version ten years ago.

According to previous reports, the new version will revolve around a filmmaker (McGregor) who is charmed into joining Don Quixote's (Robert Duvall) eternal quest for his ladylove, becoming an unwitting Sancho Panza.

Gilliam is planning a September start for the film, which will have a budget of about $20 million.



  1. I'm just glad to see this film finally happening...we hope.

  2. Yes, well there's talk Ewan has pulled out of Madonna's W.E! Not good news there.

  3. I haven't heard of that happening yet, but if so, that's a shame...

  4. Well, that's the goss in articles linked to the project on - but I'm more than happy for it not to be true.

  5. It could very well be true, I just haven't confirmed it yet.