With the tragic death of rising star Heath Ledger, the future of Terry Gilliam's epic masterpiece The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has recently been put on hold. According to a rumor from Monster and Critics, Gilliam is toying with the notion of having Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End star Johnny Depp replace the main character portrayed by Heath Ledger.
The story of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is about a young man who discovers a traveling theater group and the wonderful secrets that they hide. Filming was nealry finished before Ledger's untimely death.
The official status of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is currently unknown.