Rival “Don Quixote” Springs A Tentpole

Warner Bros. Pictures and producer Joel Silver are developing an action-oriented adaptation of Miguel Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” reports Pajiba.

Silver is planning a “Pirates of The Caribbean”-esque swashbuckling take on the material with Quixote not being insane after all – yes, there is a fantasy world.

The project is apparently being fast-tracked for a 2012 release and will be marketed as a period-set tentpole action feature (ala. “Sherlock Holmes”).

The news is salt in the wound for Terry Gilliam who seems to be finally making some progress on “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” his much-troubled and more accurate adaptation.