No, its new trailer does not bode well for its coherence, but we're certainly interested in this thing — so good news: Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has found an American distributor. Variety reports that Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group is in "advanced talks" to buy the film, which features Heath Ledger's last-ever performance. Wild rumors about a December 25 opening have been bouncing around the blogosphere this week, though Variety will only say that a 2009 release is "likely." The deal has reportedly "long been in the works" and "could be made official this week," with For Your Consideration ads to follow soon after, presumably.
'Parnassus' finds Stateside buyer [Variety]