Last Heath Ledger movie to be finished by computer generated imagery

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Sydney, Jan 31 : Director Terry Gilliam might be able to salvage his film with Heath Ledger, by digitally recreating the late actor in the unfilmed scenes.

Work on 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,' was halted after the shocking death of the Aussie actor.

However, Gilliam is determined to finish the project, which he plans to dedicate to Ledger.

It has been reported that the director is planning to conclude the film through the use of computer generated imagery (CGI).

Gilliam's close friend Christopher Plummer, who stars as title character Dr. Parnassus in the movie, said: "Terry's throwing himself into the job of trying to salvage the picture. He's terribly saddened by what happened, and is trying to work out how to continue. He wants to dedicate it to Heath."

"Fortunately, because the film deals with magic, there is a way of turning Heath into other people, and then use stills and computer generated imagery (CGI)," he added.

Plummer also revealed that Ledger was ill while on location in London for the project.

"We all caught colds because we were shooting outside on horrible, damp nights. But Heath's went on and I don't think he dealt with it immediately, even when he was taking antibiotics. I think what he had was the walking pneumonia," quoted him, as saying.

"We had to shoot every second we were out there. There was hardly any time to keep warm. He was saying all the time, 'Damn it, I can't sleep', and he was taking all these pills to help him," he added.

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