Monday, July 21, 2003
screenplay idea #249
The documentary Lost in La Mancha chronicles the failed effort of directory Terry Gillam to film his $30+ million dream-project adaptation of Don Quixote. Actually, being a Terry Gillam film, it was supposed to involve time travel, where Johnny Depp played an ad executive who was transported back in time and then was mistaken by Don Quixote for Sancho Panza. The documentary is likely more entertaining than the movie would have been had it been made, although it did have these awesome giants and puppets. Anyway, apparently Gillam is trying to secure funding for another try at making the movie. The better idea, I think, would be for him to make a movie about a director who travels back a few years in time to try to prevent the disasters that kept his film about Don Quixote from being made.