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Gilliam's Quixote film going ahead

Terry Gilliam has revealed he is finally close to shooting his Don Quixote movie.

The filmmaker has wanted to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote for several years, but so far has not had any success in getting his passion project off the ground.

However, Terry resurrected the project this year and has now told The Wrap that he has financing in place and plans to shoot after Christmas.

So far no cast details have been revealed, although Johnny Depp, Robert Duvall and Ewan McGregor were all previously linked to the movie.

Terry revealed that the script has moved on since he first tried to make the film with Depp in the 90s.

"I keep incorporating my own life into it and shifting it," he said. "The basic underlying premise of that the version Johnny was involved in was that he actually was going to be transported back to the 17th century, and now it all takes place now, it's contemporary. It's more about how movies can damage people."

He also revealed he is cautiously optimistic that the film might go ahead at last.

"I've done it so many times - or not done it so many times - I'll believe it when I see it," said Terry.

"However, I'm behaving as if it's all going to happen as planned."

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