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Don Quixote Action Movie To Kick Ass, Miss The Point

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Not content with turning Sherlock Holmes into a big-budget man of action, Warner Bros. is turning his attentions to another literature classic with an eye to… well, bastardizing it. Are you ready for a burly, explosive Don Quixote?

Empire reports that Warners and producer Joel Silver are looking at developing a somewhat literal, action-based take on Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th century story that will make Quixote’s fictional giants somewhat more real, because mixing special effects and name recognition is more important than being faithful to the intent of the original, apparently.

As Empire notes, this is yet more bad news for director Terry Gilliam, whose own attempts to create a film based on the story have been so troubled that they’ve resulted in a movie of their own.