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Watch the Trailer for the DON QUIXOTE Movie That’s Been in the Works for 20 Years

Watch the Trailer for the DON QUIXOTE Movie That’s Been in the Works for 20 Years

Terry Gilliam‘s first attempt at filming The Man Who Killed Don Quixote was with Johnny Depp in 2000, after nearly a decade of working to go into production. It was such a notorious disaster it led to the documentary Lost in La Mancha, a behind-the-scenes look at not making a movie. But Gilliam didn’t stop there; he continued to try to make it with a number of different actors and producers signed on to the project over the years. But every time he got close to restarting production something else sabotaged the film, in what became known as maybe the most infamous example of development hell in Hollywood history.

You’d think he would have given up after so many false starts, but like an old man whose brain has gone soft from reading too many romances novel, Gilliam seemed convinced the movie would become reality. Only Gilliam wasn’t tilting at windmills, because now, nearly two decades years after his first shoot was a washout, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote finally exists. And there’s a trailer to prove it!

Starring Star Wars‘ Adam Driver as Toby an advertising executive, and Jonathan Pryce (a.k.a. Game of Thrones’ High Sparrow) as the delusional hero Don Quixote, the movie isn’t a straight adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’s classic novel. In this version of the story, the characters jump between the traditional setting of 17th century La Mancha and modern day London… though how and why are yet to be understood. (Perhaps these guys could have stopped off in the 1990s to reassure Terry Gilliam that eventually his movie would be completed.)

So when will the movie come to theaters? Amazingly, and fittingly, that’s still unclear. /Film reports there’s a pending legal issue that has to be worked out. Hey, we just said you could watch the trailer after 20 years, not the movie. Who knows when that will happen.

Did you think this movie would ever really get made? What do you think of the trailer? Be a hero and tell us what you think in the comments below.

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