And finally, here it is, amazing trailer for Terry Gilliam‘s “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” We saw some clips from the movie but here’s our first look at Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law as Tony.
Heath Ledger died after completing the real-world portions of the film. Gilliam finished the film with Depp, Law and Farrell taking Ledger’s role in three trips to make-believe realities.
The movie which also stars Lily Cole as Parnassus’ daughter Valentina and Christopher Plummer as Doctor Parnassus already had its world premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival out of competition, but now we’re waiting for worldwide release.
“The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. It tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom.
Blessed with the extraordinary gift of guiding the imaginations of others, Dr Parnassus is cursed with a dark secret. Long ago he made a bet with the devil, Mr Nick, in which he won immortality. Many centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his first-born reached its 16th birthday he or she would become the property of Mr Nick.
Valentina is now rapidly approaching this ‘coming of age’ milestone and Dr Parnassus is desperate to protect her from her impending fate. Mr Nick arrives to collect but, always keen to make a bet, renegotiates the wager. Now the winner of Valentina will be determined by whoever seduces the first five souls. Enlisting a series of wild, comical and compelling characters in his journey, Dr Parnassus promises his daughter’s hand in marriage to the man that helps him win.
In this captivating, explosive and wonderfully imaginative race against time, Dr Parnassus must fight to save his daughter in a never-ending landscape of surreal obstacles – and undo the mistakes of his past once and for all…