Gilliam's new film shut down
There's no real surprise that Terry Gilliam's new film has been shut down. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, but that doesn't mean it's not going to restart.
The real question is how much work have they done so far and how far into production are they? Is there any possibility that they could start again with another actor?
"I just got the call [Tuesday] saying everyone was being let go...We were supposed to start this weekend, but obviously they fired everyone today...They don't know yet what they are doing with the footage that was already shot"
So there has been filming already, and we know from the internet picture doing the rounds that Heath Ledger has been heavily involved, and no, I'm not going to show the picture of him being hung.
It would be a great thing if Terry Gilliam could finish the film, although it won't be anything like Brandon Lee and The Crow when they finished the film using the footage already captured before his death. There only a few scenes were needed to complete it, here there's the entire film so it's definitely a total recast.