Terry Gillam's Don Quixote to begin in September

February 10th, 2014

Terry Gilliam's 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' will begin shooting later this year.

'The Zero Theorem' director will finally bring Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel to the big screen and filming is due to take place from September 29 in the Canary Islands, reports Empire.com.

The film has been a long time coming for the director who faced a series of challenges during previous attempts at making the picture including a number of injuries and financial restraints.

Gilliam said: ''I'm hoping it's the lucky 11. We keep rewriting the script each time, too, so it's a slightly different film each time. It's the same film but the details change.''

The 73-year-old director admits making the film didn't come without some sacrifices which included a decent budget for wardrobe.

He added: ''Maybe it's better, it's certainly slightly smaller to fit into the new clothing we wear, which are cheap clothes these days.''

Despite the challenges Gilliam refused to give up, and although he won't begin helming the project until after he's completed opera, 'Benvenuto Cellini' he is itching to begin shooting.

He said: ''It's obsessive ... desperate ... pathetic ... foolish. It's this growth, this tumor that's become part of my system that has to get out if I'm to survive.''