Director Terry Gilliam is planning to revive Don Quixote, which was set to be the biggest European film made but was shelved five days into filming.
Gilliam spoke while promoting latest movie The Brothers Grimm
"If we can get the film out of the hands of the lawyers, then that will be my next project," he said.
The $32m (£18m) movie was due to star Johnny Depp but was aborted in 2000 after financial problems and the poor health of lead actor Jean Rochefort.
Events behind the film were documented in the 2002 movie Lost in La Mancha.