The biggest deals in Cannes thus far are to the UK (Lionsgate UK), Australia (Hoyts), and Japan (Showgate).
Meanwhile, Parnassus is now ready to return to London to shoot miniatures and do post-production and visual effects with London-based Peerless Camera Company. The company previously worked on Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm, United 93 and Casino Royale.
The film of course stars the late Heath Ledger, whose fantastical role was shared after his death by Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell. The cast also features Christopher Plummer, Verne Troyer, Andrew Garfield, Tom Waits and Lily Cole. The story follows a theatre troupe that takes its audience into fantastical realms.
The UK/Canada co-production originally started its shoot in London in December but then moved to Bridge Studios near Vancouver for the blue-screen work. Gilliam wrote with Charles McKeown.
Producers are William Vince, Amy Gilliam and Samuel Hadida -- Hadida has global distribution rights and brought Mandate on board for international sales.