You’ve probably already read about Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus because it is the film Heath Ledger was working on when he died in January in 2008. A present day, fantastical morality tale Imaginarium that has nothing to do with Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, it tells the story of Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), a traveling showman who thousands of years of ago made a deal with the devil (Tom Waits) to win eternal life. Then he falls in love, and makes another deal, swapping immortality for youth. The condition? When his daughter reaches the age of 16, she becomes the property of the devil. Jude Law, Collin Farrell, and Johnny Depp all play versions of Tony, Ledger’s character, and the man who we think hopes to save her. Verne Troyer, who is also in the cast, has a rather prominent role in trailer.
Dr. Parnassus will be released in the UK on October 16, 2009. We’re still trying to figure out the US release date.