Johnny Depp Developing Modern Version Of Don Quixote At Disney
Johnny Depp brought millions upon millions of dollars to Disney when he starred as Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, and in doing so created an interesting bond with the company. While the studio seems particularly interested in not letting that particular character disappear - more Pirates movies are currently in the pipeline - they have also let Depp branch out a little bit. Next year the two will be teaming once again for Gore Verbinski's The Lone Ranger, and now they plan to bring another legend to the big screen.
Deadline reports that a deal has been made between Depp and Disney to produce a new adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote. What adds a bit of a twist to the project is that it was once said that the Oscar nominated performer was working with Terry Gilliam on his long in development version - which has never been able to make it off the ground. Steve Pink, best known for directing Hot Tub Time Machine, and Jeff Morris will be writing the script and while few details are currently available the plot is described "as a modern re-imagining of Don Quixote." Pink and Morris are currently collaborating on True Memoirs Of An International Assassin. Morris wrote the script for that project, which was featured on the Black List, and Pink is still attached to direct it.
The Lone Ranger, which co-stars Armie Hammer, Helena Bonham Carter, Barry Pepper and Tom Wilkinson, will be released next summer on July 3, 2013.
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