Terry Gilliam has confirmed shooting for 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' will start shortly after Christmas.
Gilliam, 73, has been trying to make the film - inspired by Miguel De Cervantes' 17th Century Spanish classic Don Quixote - for some time, and it now finally appears to have been given the go-ahead.
He told TheWrap.com: "I keep incorporating my own life into it and shifting it. The basic underlying premise of the version Johnny [Depp, who was due to star in the film] was involved in was that he actually was going to be transported back to the 17th century.
"And now it all takes place now, it's contemporary. It's more about how movies can damage people."
Gilliam - a member of the 'Monty Python' comedy troupe - added: "I've done it so many times - or not done it so many times - I'll believe it when I see it. However, I'm behaving as if it's all going to happen as planned."
Casting for the film is ongoing, and Gilliam refused to divulge any secrets as to who may appear in the film when it finally hits cinema screens.