Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has been through a number of setbacks over the decades the Brazil director has attempted to make it — including losing his original Don Quixote and the sets washing away during a flood.
But Gilliam has never given up on the project, reacquiring the rights last year and now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the film has found a new source of funding. Alfama Films‘ Paulo Branco will produce the film, now budgeted at $18.25 million.
Unfortunately, the footage shot in the previous attempt — as seen in the documentary Lost in La Mancha — will be unusable as the project has been re-written and recast. John Hurt and Unbroken‘s Jack O’Connell are said to now play Don Quixote and the 21st Century man transported to Quixote’s time.
Production is expected to begin in September.