Four New Photos from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

May 7, 2009

New Photos from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in just a few weeks is Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, his long-awaited latest feature film and the last starring role for Heath Ledger. We've only heard bits and pieces about this so far, and until recently, no one had seen it. The sneaky guys over at have unearthed four new photos, our first real photos from the film (not counting this one). And while you're browsing through the photos, check out the early screening report from Entertainment Weekly, where they have some industry buzz coming from the first sales screening held in Los Angeles.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Seen above (top to bottom): Heath Ledger as Tony, Lily Cole as Valentina, and Christopher Plummer as Dr. Parnassus himself. "The two-hour film apparently features amazing visuals, but the storyline is rather complex, centering on Plummer as Dr. Parnassus, a man who runs a traveling sideshow with his daughter, a young barker, and a sidekick, played by Verne Troyer. Tom Waits plays the Devil, with whom Parnassus makes a Faustian bargain, and Ledger's character joins the troupe after they find him hanging from his neck under a London bridge." You can definitely expect to hear a lot more about this once it hits Cannes soon!

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these photos looks amazing. I most certainly want to see this.

Eric on May 7, 2009


This has been a must seen ever since I heard about it. I can not wait.

Ripper on May 7, 2009


Harry from aintitcool also saw the movie. It was very in depth article.

Mike G on May 7, 2009


Awsome looking forward to this!

xerxex on May 7, 2009


So it's like a Tarsem Singh movie, but with a good story? Nice.

Alfredo on May 7, 2009


I'm sure that the basic summary for this film only scratches the surface of how messed up this might be. Plus any movie with Heath Ledger, Jonny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law playing the same character has my vote. Don't forget Verne. How could everyone not be sold already! It's going to be great.

Widescreen Wonderland on May 7, 2009


#5 I agree. No body wants to think anymore. If a movie provokes any kind of thought process, that must mean its a bad movie.

nate on May 7, 2009


who said that quote? "The two-hour film apparently features amazing visuals, but the storyline is rather complex...È they are making it sound like a complex storyline is a bad thing, it is bad enough there are so many crappy movies coming out, now they are trying to say complex movies are a bad entity on their own too.

Jason K on May 7, 2009


This film will most certainly become a classic. Let's get prepared for amazement!

markers on May 7, 2009


Nice. The more I hear about this, the more I want to see it. I don't think that last photo is new, though. I recall seeing it in Entertainment Weekly in March.

elessar on May 7, 2009


so excited for this movie. those photos look amazing. its rare a few photos make me excited, but the visuals look incredible. when does it hit theaters? also, I want to think! movies that make me think are good! 🙂

dave13 on May 7, 2009


@5 & 8, I think you guys read it wrong. It seems like they're just mentioning it's more than just a visual film and that there will be some thinking to be had. I love a thinker every now and then. And I had no doubt this wasn't going to be one. I'm prepared to open my mind for this one. Can't wait.

crAziemutant on May 7, 2009


These photos are not new! I have the Heath Ledger one from last year. This movie looks great!!!!!

Kate L on May 7, 2009


my only concern is that the film will be too complicated to be understood by the casual filmgoer and it wont garner the buzz it needs to... i am all for a complicated story line but complicated for the sake of it will do more harm than good... i like the one with ledger and cole in it ... the one with plummer leaves me confused...

viral on May 7, 2009


12 I agree, I read it both ways before I posted and I can see how it could easily go the other way, but when you use 'but' like that it's just bad english. Bad english from an un-cited source, if that's a written article the quote is from you coulc probably say that's a worse thing than the quote itself lol. Anyways, can't wait until this movie comes out. I am gonna go wild and guess 12 and 8, you guys won't mind this film being complicated bad quote about it or not :P.

Jason K on May 7, 2009


There needs to be a trailer soon.

Daniel on May 8, 2009


I love it when Gilliam throws himself in his own films. Last picture. He does it with almost everyone of his films in VERY small cameo roles.

Sean on Jun 24, 2009

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