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Director Terry Gilliam might not believe in “the curse of Don Quixote,” but he might be the last one not to. The financing for his long-time-coming movie based on Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel has fallen apart, putting the movie on hold… again.
Gilliam told Variety,
The financing collapsed about a month and a half ago… Robert Duval is [still] Quixote, Ewan McGregor is also there, and we are looking for new financing right now.
The director has been trying to make this movie for more than a decade, at this point, with different actors cycling in and out of the production, and a documentary (Lost In La Mancha) completed about the process. It seems that he’s not unaware about the irony of his own Quixote quest, telling the trade paper:
Don Quixote gives me something to look forward to, always. Maybe the most frightening thing is to actually make the film.