Gilliam Resaddles His Don Quixote

Director Terry Gilliam revealed at an AMPAS London tribue late last week that he’ll restart production on his famously collapsed project “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” reports Contact Music.

Gilliam has secured rights from the insurance company that paid out $15 million when the movie’s sets were destroyed by a flash flood in 2000 and star Jean Rochefort pulled out following a herniated disc.

Going into production in 1999 with a $32 million budget, the film co-starred Johnny Depp and the entire unraveling of the production was put to film in the 2002 documentary “Lost in La Mancha.”

Gilliam says he’s better for the experience – “I was in some way relieved that it did fall apart. Because I didn’t have the money to finish it. It’s a good thing it went down when it did because I would have got the blame for going over budget. I think this time we will make a better film.”