Disney is making a Pirates of the Caribbean-style Don Quixote movie

The film is unrelated to Terry Gilliam's long-gestating Quixote project

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It's been made abundantly clear to Terry Gilliam that directing a Don Quixote film is no small task, but rubbing salt into that wound is Disney who has announced plans to make its own adaptation.

Gilliam has attempted to translate Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's classic novel on numerous occasion, and has only just got a new version off the ground.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is being developed in the same family-friendly ilk as the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the fifth film of which recently debuted a trailer.

The project is being written by Billy Ray whose credits include The Hunger Games and Captain Philips

Gilliam's version, titled The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, is said to be moving ahead with Adam Driver in the role that was originally due to be played 20 years ago by Johnny Depp; the film's development hell is the subject of 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha.

First published in 1605, Don Quixote tells the story of a lower-class aristocrat who refashions himself as a knight after coming to believe that knights and dragons really exist. 

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