Terry Gilliam's pledge that the Parnassus show will indeed go on just got a shot of quasi-validity. Amid reports that production has been shut down, the movie's online marketing campaign began taking root this week. Not only did (an admittedly bare bones) official website go live, fanboy outpost Quick Stop managed to get their hands on the first official teaser image (with another to follow). However, there's still one little problem that needs resolving. Namely, what to do with Heath Ledger's remaining scenes?
Earlier plans to replace Ledger with a new actor (say, Johnny Depp) haven't materialized. And despite Christopher Plummer's assertions to the contrary, it doesn't seem like CGI will save the day. While the quagmire will surely unravel itself (hopefully soon), we're instead choosing to focus our attentions on the teaser image itself (shown below): the pic reveals stage left of the traveling Imaginarium itself, made out of what looks like shredded cardboard, decked out with carnie lights, and topped off with quite the eerie all-seeing Eye of Providence.
- QUICK STOP EXCLUSIVE: THE FIRST TEASER IMAGE FROM 'THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS' [Quick Stop Entertainment]