DVD Forum has got its hands on four brand new photos from Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus". Three of the pictures are the film's stills, and each captures Heath Ledger as Tony, Lily Cole as Parnassus' daughter Valentina and Christopher Plummer as the very own Doctor Parnassus. Meanwhile, the last image is a set photo, displaying director Terry Gilliam giving instruction to Plummer.
New images aside, this fantasy drama which features Ledger's last performance has got its first domestic screening in Los Angeles Tuesday night, May 5. Held by U.S. sales rep Cinetic Media, the screening was attended by major independent buyers. Entertainment Weekly reported that "buyers are currently circling the film", while The Hollywood Reporter claimed filmmakers are looking for "a studio-level deal with studio-level prices".
Set in the present day, "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary 'Imaginarium'. Making deals with the devil long time ago which gives him immortality, he is cursed with a dark secret that jeopardizes his daughter's freedom. Desperate to protect his daughter from her impending fate, he must now find a man that will help him undo the mistakes of his past once and for all.
Expected to be released sometime in 2009, this movie comes from "The Brothers Grimm" director, Terry Gilliam. In early 2008, this drama fantasy has been put in a jeopardy when its leading actor, Ledger, was found dead in his apartment while the production was still halfway through. But with the joining of Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law in place of Ledger's vacant role, it has since been pushed forward.