Director Terry Gilliam's long-awaited 'Don Quixote' movie will finally be made by Amazon
But there are many projects the 74-year-old filmmaker has tried to pull off with no success. Most famously is a retelling of the famous Spanish novel "Don Quixote" titled "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."
However, according to Gilliam, the project is back on thanks to Amazon.
In a recent interview with The Playlist, Gilliam revealed that he has signed a deal with Amazon Studios for them to release the film theatrically followed by streaming it. Amazon will also partly funding the film.
Amazon has confirmed the deal.
"I'm intrigued by their way of doing it," Gilliam said in the interview. "They go into the cinemas first and then a month or two afterwards they go into streaming. And I think that's good because you get a chance to see it on the big screen, and yet I know that more people have seen my films on DVD than they have in the cinemas and that's the reality of life now."
This is not the first time Gilliam has tried to make "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote."
IFC Films/"Lost in La Mancha"
Production on the film was doomed as it dealt with flood-like rain storms, fighter jets soaring over head and the actor playing Quixote, Jean Rochefort, injuring himself, which shut down production for good.
According to Gilliam, Depp and Rochefort are not involved in the latest attempt to make the film. Jack O'Connell ("Unbroken") will now play Toby and John Hurt ("Snowpiercer") will play the windmill-chasing adventurer Quixote.
See for yourself the struggle Gilliam has had trying to make this movie. The trailer for "Lost in La Mancha" is below. The film is available on Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon Instant.
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