Johnny Depp Hops Back In The Saddle For “Don Quixote”

Movies & TV

By: / December 6, 2012

Originally, Johnny Depp was signed on to this “Don Quixote” film for Disney, but dropped out. Now, he is back in — and we have the details for you after the jump.

The classic Miguel de Cervantes novel about Don Quixote may be finally get his chance at being on the Hollywood big screen. The tale of a retired noble who sets out to revive chivalry, has been in movie limbo for a while now. Director Terry Gilliam has long been planning a movie titled “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,” but it has remained a troubled project that has failed to get off the ground.

But Johnny Depp, who equally had one foot in that project, has signed on to produce as as-yet-untitled “Quixote” film for Disney, written by Steve Pink and Jeff Morris, according to Deadline.

Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil, has also produced “Dark Shadows,” “The Rum Diary,” upcoming “The Lone Ranger,” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”.

Steve Pink, the director of “Hot Tub Time Machine” and the co-writer behind “Grosse Pointe Blank” and “High Fidelity” will co-write with screenwriter Jeff Morris, who also was the pen behind “The Blues Brothers,” “Anger Management,” and “Kelly’s Heroes”.

While there’s no word on whether Depp will join the cast to play the famous literary character, we hope that he will, as this would be a perfect character for the eccentric actor to play!

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