Jan. 29, 2008
In the wake of Heath Ledger's shocking passing, it seemed as if Terry Gilliam would be forced to shut down work on his fantasy adventure THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS, in which Ledger was starring. There was some hope recently that it wouldn't be shut down when a rumor started circulating that seeing as how the film contains fantastical and magical elements, Ledger's work could remain in tact and simply be turned into another actor - in this case, JoBlo.com man-crush Johnny Depp. Now comes confirmation from Christopher Plummer, who plays the titular doctor, that Gilliam is indeed working frantically to find a way to finish the film, if only as a way to honor Ledger's final work. Says Plummer, "…[Gilliam is] trying to work out at this moment how to continue on. Fortunately, because the film deals with magic, there is a way, perhaps, of turning Heath into other people and then, using stills and I think they call it CGI…Terry was a very good friend [of Heath's]. He very wants to go on with the movie, and I can very much understand why. Because he wants to dedicate it to Heath, of course." Read the rest of what Plummer had to say over HERE.
||The film also stars Tom Waits, Lily Cole and Verne Troyer.