It’s take two for Terry Gilliam and Johnny Depp’s film, “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.”
Seven years ago, the film’s production was shut down just five days into filming after a slew of misfortunes, including the set washing away in a flash flood.
Despite their past trials, the “Fear And Loathing” team “are now confident that they can finish the production this time,” according to Hello Magazine.
Depp will play “advertising executive who travels back in time.”
Their first failed attempt was the subject of the 2002 documentary, “Lost in La Mancha.”
It appears that Heath Ledger’s final film role will be preserved after all.
Ledger was due for one more marathon of filming “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” before he died in New York City during a short break. But according to the Daily Telegraph, director Terry Gilliam is determined to finish the movie using special effects.
“Terry’s throwing himself into the job of trying to salvage the picture,” said Christopher Plummer, another star of the film. “Fortunately, because the film deals with magic, there is a way perhaps … of turning Heath into other people using stills and CGI.”
Plummer said that Gilliam and Ledger were very good friends, and that the film will be dedicated to the late actor.
Initial reports last week claimed that Johnny Depp would fill Ledger’s shoes.