Warner Bros and super producer Joel Silver are taking on the story of Don Quixote and Terry Gilliam has nothing to do with it! This will be a new big budget adaptation of the Miguel de Cervantes novel that Gilliam’s spent 10 plus years trying to produce. Even though his film recently made some progress with the casting of Robert Duvall and Ewan McGregor the WB still wants to put out their own version.
According to a report from Pajiba, the studio plans on making Don Quixote in the same style as Pirates of Caribbean. In their version “we discover that Don Quixote isn’t crazy and that there is, in fact, a fantasy world.” In Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a 21st century advertising executive travels back in time to 17th century Spain, where he meets Don Quixote and becomes involved in adventures with him.
It looks like both films will take a few creative liberties when it comes to the original story but I can’t imagine Don Quixote as a blockbuster. It doesn’t seem right to me. Even though I enjoyed Silver’s adaptation of Sherlock Holmes it wasn’t the best in the world. If it wasn’t for the awesome chemistry between Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law it would have been mediocre at best.
Do you want to see Joel Silver and Warner Bros’ version of Don Quixote or are you more interested in Gilliam’s film?