Quick Stop Entertainment has presented a sneak peek into Terry Gilliam's currently in its post-production fantasy drama, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus", through a claimed-to-be teaser trailer. Displaying the artwork, set design and brief glimpses of actual scenes of the film partly starring the late Heath Ledger, the teaser which looks more like a featurette contains introduction from Gilliam himself.
Sharing out the storyline, the helmer of "The Brothers Grimm" and "Twelve Monkeys" explained that the movie will begin in modern London. It is going to follow thousand-year-old prophet named Parnassus who made a secret with the devil long time ago, a secret which may destroy the lives of his and his traveling theater, The Imaginarium, or possibly save them depending on whom they meet. One day, he meets Tony, a man who hangs himself from a bridge in London. After saving Tony's life, he now has to unravel whether Tony is there to save them or he is sent by the devil.
Slated for 2009 release, "Doctor Parnassus" has been hit with a tragedy early 2008 when its leading actor, Ledger, was found dead in his apartment on January 22 while the production was still halfway through. Still, the film has been pushed forward with the signing in of three Hollywood actors, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law, to fill in Ledger's vacant role. The script of the Samuel Hadida, Amy Gilliam and William Vince-produced flick is written by Terry Gilliam and Charles McKeown.
"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" Teaser: