Wednesday, October 7, 2009

NOTHING IS PERMANENT, NOT EVEN DEATH


Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus looks bizarre, humorous and fun. Starring Johnny Depp, Tom Waits, Colin Farrell and Jude Law, it's an all-star cast. But I'm sure most of the attention will be drawn to the fact it is Heath Ledger's final performance.

Yahoo has the full scoop as well as a new trailer.

Dr. Parnassus has the extraordinary gift of inspiring the imaginations of others. Helped by his traveling theatre troupe, including his sarcastic and cynical sidekick Percy and versatile young player Anton, Parnassus offers audience members the chance to transcend mundane reality by passing through a magical mirror into a fantastic universe of limitless imagination. However, Parnassus' magic comes at a price. For centuries he's been gambling with the devil, Mr. Nick who is coming to collect his prize -- Parnassus' precious daughter, Valentina on her upcoming 16th birthday. Oblivious to her rapidly approaching fate, Valentina falls for Tony, a charming outsider with motives of his own. In order to save his daughter and redeem himself, Parnassus makes one final bet with Mr. Nick, which sends Tony and Valentina and the entire theatre troupe on a ride of twists and turns, in and out of London and the Imaginarium's spectacular landscape.



2 comments:

Keith said...

I am looking forward to this. It's got me intrigued.

K and S said...

It looks good but Terry Gilliam is hit or miss. Seems like he misses most of the time but I always give him the benefit of the doubt.

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