Colin Farrell to star as Don Quixote

 

It was only ever a matter of time before some Hollywood bigwig came up with the bright idea of making a movie based on Miguel Cervantes' medieval masterpiece, Don Quixote, and that man was Terry Gilliam. The 12 Monkeys and Time Bandits director has been wanting to make his feature film for eons but after the project collapsed on set in 2000 he got sidetracked for the best part of a decade (making rubbish like The Brothers Grimm instead).

With originally-penned-in actor Johnny Depp unable to film this spring, the general consensus is out that the Irish heartthrob is favourite to nab the role of the renowned Knight of the Rueful Countenance.

The surreal plot of Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will feature an advertising executive who unwittingly travels between present day London and 17th century Spain, where he participates in the adventures of Don Quixote - who mistakes him for his portly squire Sancho Panza. Whatever happens, the sight of Colin Farrell mounting faithful steed Rozinante and attacking a series of windmills with a pitchfork will surely be worth the admission...

Source: Barcelona Life

Aug.14.2009

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