Posted on Thursday, May 14th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
If you’ve never seen Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe’s documentary Lost in La Mancha, you should add it to your list (or Netflix queque) right now. The film chronicles the making of a movie that was never actually completed, Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Over the years, Gilliam has made numerous attempts to bring the story to the big screen, and all of them have failed. His last attempt, which was doomed from the start, starred Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis and Jean Rochefort. The production was plagued with sound problems, injuries, and even a flash flood. Production was shut down after a month, and the project shelved. But nine years later, Gilliam is ready to get lost in La Mancha all over again.