Disney is working with Billy Ray to bring the classic Spanish tale of Don Quixote to the big screen
We have seen many sequels, remakes and franchise movies fail this year and now all the studios know that as much as fandoms might love sequels and remakes, the bigger part of the audience is always going to crave new and original movies.
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The best source for making movies has always been found in literature. Some of the greatest movies in every genre have been adaptation of literary work. So we know that any movie adapted from literature is probably going to be a hit.
Gordon Gray and Billy Ray are working with Disney on such a project currently, according to THR. The studio is developing an adaptation of the classic Spanish novel, Don Quixote.
The story is about an ordinary man Alanso Quixano who reads too many novels based on chivalry and knighthood. He eventually loses his sanity and starts to believe that knights, maidens and dragons really exist.
He reforms himself as a knight called Don Quixote and appoints one of his portly neighbours as his squire and together they embark on a journey of adventure. During their journey, everything appears as Don Quixote imagines them.
In situations that are often comical, disastrous and violent, innkeepers become lords, windmills become dragons and peasant girls become ladies-in-waiting to him. The novel was originally written by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and first published in 1605.
Sources are saying that the movie will follow along the same lines as Pirates of the Caribbean in the fantastical nature and adventure. The movie is being written by Billy Ray whose credits include, Captain Phillips and The Hunger Games. The movie will soon begin production as soon as the details of the movie are finalized.