‘Don Quixote’ film shoot wrapped up af­ter 17 years

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“Sorry for the long si­lence. I’ve been busy pack­ing the truck and am now head­ing home. Af­ter 17 years, we have com­pleted the shoot of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. Muchas gra­cias (Thank you very much) to all the team and be­liev­ers,” Gil­liam wrote on Face­book on June 4.

Star­ring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stel­lan Skars­gard and Olga Kurylenko, the film was be­ing shot across var­i­ous lo­ca­tions in Spain and Por­tu­gal.

It tells the story of a de­luded old man, who is con­vinced he is the famed horse-rid­ing hero and mis­takes an ad­ver­tis­ing ex­ec­u­tive for his trusty squire, San­cho Panza.

Names like Johnny Depp, Ewan Mc­Gre­gor, Robert Du­vall, Jack O’Con­nell and John Hurt have been at­tached to the project.

“Don Quixote is a dreamer, an ide­al­ist and a ro­man­tic, de­ter­mined not to ac­cept the lim­i­ta­tions of re­al­ity, march­ing on re­gard­less of set­backs, as we have done,” Gil­liam said.

The film, a pas­sion project for Gil­liam since the late 1980s, went into pro­duc­tion in 2000 but en­dured a num­ber of set­backs – lead ac­tors roped in and out, flash floods stopped pro­duc­tion and fi­nanc­ing was a prob­lem. – IAN

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