Latest Movie News Headlines

New poster, images, and director's statement for Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem

Aug. 21, 2013by: Paul Shirey

Director Terry Gilliam's THE ZERO THEOREM is set to debut at the Venice Film Festival in a few weeks and today we have our first look at the poster for the film, as well as a few images and a lengtly director's statement on the film. The images and poster are perfectly consistent with Gilliam's odd, yet distinct look, while the statement is an optimistic and encouraging (and spoiler free) summary of the experience making the film, as well as the intentions for doing so. Ultimately, it sounds like Gilliam has made something really cool and original, which isn't something that should be too surprising.

Here's the poster:

Here's the images:

And, here's the director's statement:

When I made Brazil in 1984, I was trying to paint a picture of the world I thought we were living in then. The Zero Theorem is a glimpse of the world I think we are living in now.

Pat Rushin's script intrigued me with the many pertinent questions raised in his funny, philosophic, and touching tale.

For example: What gives meaning to our lives, brings us happiness? Can we ever find solitude in an increasingly connected, constricted world? Is that world under control or simply chaotic?

Weve tried to make a film that is honest, funny, beautiful, smart and surprising; a simple film about a complex modern man waiting for a call to give meaning to his life; about inescapable relationships and the longing for love; peopled with captivating characters, mouthfuls of wise and witty dialogue; raising questions without offering easy answers. Hopefully, it's unlike any film you have seen recently; no zombies, no caped crusaders, no aliens or gigantic explosions. Actually, I might have lied about that last item.

Having not worked with a budget this small for several decades, I was forced to work fast and instinctively, pressured only by the lack of time and money. We relied on the freedom to spin on a dime, to make outrageous creative leaps. The results surprised even me. I'm proud to have been part of The Zero Theorem.

THE ZERO THEOREM, starring Christoph Waltz, Matt Damon, David Thewlis, Mlanie Thierry, Ben Whishaw, and Tilda Swinton premieres at The Venice Film Festival later this month. A wide release date has yet to be set.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Gilliam film? 12 Monkeys may seem like the common choice, but it's also one of his finest, which is where I fall. You?
Source: The Film Stage

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

12:31PM on 08/21/2013
Looks like Christoph is up for another oscar.Tidbit : 12 monkeys,Brazil
Looks like Christoph is up for another oscar.Tidbit : 12 monkeys,Brazil
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:46AM on 08/21/2013

Definitely looking forward to this

This seems like Gilliam's return to his original style with Brazil, 12 Monkeys, and Time Bandits. This is definitely one of my most anticipated for next year.
This seems like Gilliam's return to his original style with Brazil, 12 Monkeys, and Time Bandits. This is definitely one of my most anticipated for next year.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:15PM on 08/21/2013
WTF???? I Don't understand any of this, but I am digging this.
WTF???? I Don't understand any of this, but I am digging this.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:48PM on 08/21/2013
Look forward to seeing this.
Extra tidbit: can I say the intro to The Meaning Of Life? Love that short film. For a full feature, maybe Time Bandits or Baron Munchausen.
Look forward to seeing this.
Extra tidbit: can I say the intro to The Meaning Of Life? Love that short film. For a full feature, maybe Time Bandits or Baron Munchausen.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:00PM on 08/21/2013
Didnt even realize it was Christoph Waltz in the first picture
Didnt even realize it was Christoph Waltz in the first picture
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:50AM on 08/21/2013
Can't wait for this one. It's been too long since Gilliam's last.
Extra tidbit: Tie between Time Bandits and 12 Monkeys
Can't wait for this one. It's been too long since Gilliam's last.
Extra tidbit: Tie between Time Bandits and 12 Monkeys
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:35PM on 08/21/2013
12 Monkeys is probably one of his most accessible. It's the one I've seen the most (well, maybe Baron Munchausen when I was smaller). I haven't seen Time Bandits or The Fisher King in ages, and Brazil and his work with Monty Python are also pretty great. 12 Monkeys is my favorite time-travel movie, so I'll leave it at that.
12 Monkeys is probably one of his most accessible. It's the one I've seen the most (well, maybe Baron Munchausen when I was smaller). I haven't seen Time Bandits or The Fisher King in ages, and Brazil and his work with Monty Python are also pretty great. 12 Monkeys is my favorite time-travel movie, so I'll leave it at that.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:16AM on 08/31/2013
Matt Damon isn't on the poster as it was supposed to be a secret that he is in the movie. He also has a relatively small part so doesn't get star billing. [link]
Matt Damon isn't on the poster as it was supposed to be a secret that he is in the movie. He also has a relatively small part so doesn't get star billing. [link]
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
11:52PM on 08/21/2013

Hmm

Wonder why Matt Damon's name isn't on the poster...
Wonder why Matt Damon's name isn't on the poster...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:37PM on 08/21/2013

My favorite Gilliam film? Tough call.

I love BRAZIL, TIME BANDITS, THE FISHER KING and think 12 MONKEYS is awesome.
I'm quite looking forward to this movie. I hated TIDELAND. HATED it.
I love BRAZIL, TIME BANDITS, THE FISHER KING and think 12 MONKEYS is awesome.
I'm quite looking forward to this movie. I hated TIDELAND. HATED it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
1:24PM on 08/21/2013
Looks great.

TB: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Looks great.

TB: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!