Three featurettes have been released for The Zero Theorem, the new film from writer-director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). It’s great to see a Gilliam film coming along with a relatively smooth production history, since past films like The Brothers Grimm and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus had, for one reason or another, so much trouble coming to fruition. If you haven’t already, check out Lost in La Manch, a heartbreaking documentary about Terry Gilliam’s doomed attempt to get his film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, starring Johnny Depp, off the ground. The Zero Theorem looks right up the director’s alley, with a bizarre plot and his eccentric visuals at every turn. Christoph Waltz looks perfect as his lead too.
A computer hacker’s goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Official synopsis for The Zero Theorem:
An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence – or the lack thereof -once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.
ETA: UK – 14 March, 2014.