The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Trailer Breaks Our Gilliam-o-Meter


In case anyone was worried that Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus would not be sufficiently Gilliam-y, here's its batshit U.K. trailer, which should certainly allay those fears. Even though it features Heath Ledger and Johnny Depp, as of this morning Parnassus is still without U.S. distribution. And we doubt this trailer will help change that — it seems less like an ad for a movie and more like a random assemblage of footage from video games, Falco videos, and other Gilliam movies (Baron Munchausen, especially), like something you'd dream after eating some bad clams and falling asleep in a sauna. Despite everything, we're still interested. But we hope whoever cuts the American trailer realizes that "Nothing is permanent — not even death!" might not be the smartest tagline for a movie featuring Heath Ledger's last-ever (?) performance.