Is there any aspect of this news that is not killer? It's right up Gilliam's alley, setting aside the devilish pacts of Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for an operatic take on a true classic, Goethe's Faust, where the old and weary doctor is dazzled by the promises of Mephistopheles , for the love of Marguerite. The best part is also, sadly, the worst -- I can't imagine much that would rival an in-person experience with Gilliam's artistic vision, but that means saving up a whole lot of money to head overseas next year for the May 6 opening. This isn't some potentially long-running Broadway-esque production -- there will be only 10 performances.
On the bright side, Gilliam will reportedly start working on this after shooting a film this summer, so it looks like Quixote has finally found its second life. I wonder if Gilliam had to sell his soul to do it?