Brief though it may be, here’s a very short little snippet from The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, the new Terry Gilliam movie starring the late Heath Ledger.
Just a quick post but I want to point everyone in the direction of The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus forum which has been set up to raise awareness of the movie which, despite being the final film of Heath Ledger and having a cast which includes Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law, has yet to pick up a distribution deal.
Please join up to the site and help the film get released so we can all not only enjoy the final works of Ledger, but also so we can see another troubled, exciting project from Terry Gilliam.
The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, the final film of Heath Ledger, is reportedly running into problems and is thus far without both a distributor or a set-in-stone release date. The film made a number of headlines, obviously, following Ledger’s untimely death last year and through his replacement by Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law.
Yes, it is directed by the notoriously troublesome Terry Gilliam. But really, with a budget of $30m, how on earth are people not diving on this film. You not only have the final burn of star power for Ledger, lest we forget the Oscar-winning star of the second-highest-grossing film of all time, and also that of Depp, the star of multi-billion grossing Pirates of the Caribbean series.
I realise Gilliam has a tendency to prove difficult to rein in, but there is not a chance on this planet that even he could go so spectacularly over budget that this film will not make $30m. It could easily do double that purely on the back of The Dark Knight hype. It says much about the general nervous sentiment amongst studios in the current climate that no one has yet picked up such a banker, no matter how odd it turns out to be.