I've been waiting for the trailer to this film for a long time. Before Ledger died, I spotted that he was collaborating with Terry Gilliam and thought that would be an interesting mix. After seeing pictures of the set designs I knew this would have an amazing look to it - it takes place in a travelling circus and - as long as the circus doesn't have clowns - I love them! The costumes and design of old-fashioned gothic circuses are incredible. And this film looks absolutely visually stunning.
I was kind of P.O'd that The Dark Knight was being marketed as Ledger's 'last film' because (as usual) it meant studio heads were ignoring Gilliam's latest efforts and this would likely never see the light of day. But luckily after it was shown at the Cannes Film Festival critics have gone mad for it and people are fighting over it. Woot!
I'm loving the look of it. Critics have said it's a true weird and wacky Gilliam world.
An observational note: Johnny Depp seems to be able to have only one British accent. He failed miserably at the one in From Hell and swore that next time he was going to make sure it would never happen again. He found his niche using the slurry Jack Sparrow accent and, from what I can tell, has stuck to that one ever since (think Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland). Bless.