Terry Gilliam presented several clips from his new film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus at Comic-Con today. He spiritedly discussed the new film and took questions from several people after actor Verne Troyer joined him onstage. Gilliam was also presented the honorary Inkpot award by Comic-Con.
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is an exciting film if only because it was the last film Heath Ledger starred in. Gilliam's new film has all the marks of his style: wild camera work, creative scenery, eccentric performances from actors like Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, and Tom Waits.
When asked what was next for Gilliam, he responded, "We have gotten the rights back to Don Quixote," which elicited much applause from the audience. He continued, "Seven years ago I put the script down and refused to read it because it was perfect. The script has since been rewritten. Turns out it wasn't perfect."
Few filmmakers have been as full of wit and verve as Gilliam, who clearly enjoyed his first appearance at Comic-Con.
Source: Nathan Bloch