First Look: Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
This isn't exactly our very first look at the late Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, but it's one of the very first official photos from the film. Thanks to SlashFilm (and his reader David) we've got this rather somber photo of Ledger in what looks to be a fantastically imaginative new film from the twisted mind of Terry Gilliam. This follows a weird introduction video that we ran for Doctor Parnassus back in September. Even though this isn't much, I guess I'm just very intrigued by this film and always want to see and hear more about it, even if it's just one new photo like this.
The magic mirror in which the actors travel through seems to be sitting behind Ledger in the photo below. Sadly, Ledger passed away during filming, so Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell all stepped in to fill his role for the remainder of the film. "Ledger's character falls through a magic mirror four times throughout the film" making these transformations into other actors actually feasible. Interested?
For more information on the film, head to: doctorparnassus.com.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is both co-written and directed by eclectic filmmaker Terry Gilliam, of films like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Time Bandits, Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas previously. The film was written by Gilliam and actor Charles McKeown, of Brazil and Ripley's Game scripts previously. This film doesn't actually have a US distributor just yet, but it's expected to pick up one fairly soon and arrive in theaters sometime in 2009.