I haven’t been keeping as close a tab as I should have on Terry Gilliam’s most recent film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. On his own, Gilliam is quite the attraction but add in the fact that this was the film Heath Ledger was working on at the time of his death and all of sudden, Gilliam’s new project has gone from arthouse appeal to mainstream.
Rather than scrap what he already had, Gilliam brought in Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to help finish the project. It hasn’t been seen by many but that will all change when the film plays TIFF later this year, a festival appearance that will either float or kill the film’s theatrical distribution.
For now, feast your eyes on the trailer which our friends at Quiet Earth have been kind enough to share.