Terry Gilliam (Twelve Monkeys) will reportedly be reviving an abandoned film project with Johnny Depp "before next summer". Gilliam had to abandon filming on "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" after a series of accidents forced insurers to pull the plug.
But the director is hopeful the project can be recovered, eight years after filming first began. "As far as we're concerned, it's on," he told the Independent. "When Johnny's ready, we're ready. We're just talking about dates to film. Basically it all depends on his schedule but otherwise we're set. It will be next year some time, before next summer anyway."
Work on the film, based on the novel by Cervantes, was halted after flash floods washed away the set and French actor Jean Rochefort had to be airlifted to hospital with a hernia.
Gilliam said the project, which stars Johnny as a time-traveling advertising executive, will be started afresh. "We're going to completely re-shoot it," he told the newspaper. "The intervening years have taught me that I can actually write a much better film. I'm excited it's going to get done at last."