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UPDATED: The trailer for Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem looks like a brilliant cross between Brazil and Twelve Monkeys

06.25.2013

UPDATE: Well, the trailer LOOKED good. It has been removed at the request of the producers. We will bring it back as soon as possible. For now, head to Vulture to see the trailer while it lasts.

I love the films of Terry Gilliam. In recent years he has toiled with lesser recognized films like TIDELAND, THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS, and the never completed THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE. But, this is also the man who gave us TIME BANDITS, TWELVE MONKEYS, THE FISHER KING, BRAZIL, and the underrated THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN. Gilliam's disdain of the studio system has forced him to scrounge for every project he has tried to make but it finally looks like he is returning to his glory days of satire with THE ZERO THEOREM.

THE ZERO THEOREM stars Christoph Waltz as a man in a dystopian future who works as a computer programmer. His life is plagued with loneliness and angst which has led to all of his hair to fall out. An opportunity arises to work on a dead end project involving THE ZERO THEOREM which leads Waltz's character on a surreal journey.

This trailer is an "In Production" reel for the film which looks remarkably complete. It also has a very European vibe to it as most of Gilliam's work does. This does not feel like a studio film and yet also has the potential to be the best of Terry Gilliam's directorial efforts in a long time.

The cast looks amazing, especially Christoph Waltz who looks to be turning in yet another stellar performance. Alongside Waltz are Tilda Swinton, a kooky David Thewlis, a very sexy Melanie Thierry, and a bearded fellow who resembles Peter Stormare. IMDb also lists Matt Damon as Management which could be a nice cameo to round out this project.

THE ZERO THEOREM currently holds release dates in Italy and Russia towards the end of the year, so hopefully we get a domestic release sometime in 2014.

Unfortunately, the teaser has been removed for copyright reasons. As soon as a new copy is available we will bring it to you. For now, head to Vulture to see the trailer while it lasts.

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Source: IndieWire

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9:19AM on 06/26/2013
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9:16AM on 06/26/2013
DAMN, I missed it AGAIN. I'll keep checking, because I cannot WAIT for this. I'm stoked to see Christoph try something really different. I always thought Tilda Swinton was a beautiful and captivating actress, and she'll be perfect in this. Dear God, when will I be able to see this damn trailer?
DAMN, I missed it AGAIN. I'll keep checking, because I cannot WAIT for this. I'm stoked to see Christoph try something really different. I always thought Tilda Swinton was a beautiful and captivating actress, and she'll be perfect in this. Dear God, when will I be able to see this damn trailer?
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10:41PM on 06/25/2013

Prepare The Flamethrower.

I'll probably get flamed for this, but I've never found Terry Gilliam's work to be all that interesting. He's like the less-known Del Toro (as if Del Toro wasn't unknown outside the geek circle as it is). I admire his style of film and the creativity that goes into his sets, but his stories are usually bland and void of any real spark. I enjoy indie, artsy films..as long as they're interesting. Gilliam's films - to me - are stylish and unique but a little too boring for my tastes.
I'll probably get flamed for this, but I've never found Terry Gilliam's work to be all that interesting. He's like the less-known Del Toro (as if Del Toro wasn't unknown outside the geek circle as it is). I admire his style of film and the creativity that goes into his sets, but his stories are usually bland and void of any real spark. I enjoy indie, artsy films..as long as they're interesting. Gilliam's films - to me - are stylish and unique but a little too boring for my tastes.
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1:48AM on 06/26/2013
No, no... I understand that Gilliam is pretty unique and as such doesn't appeal to everyone, but while I would toss into the same very general circle as Del Toro, it would be a very general circle indeed. Del Toro is all about the wonder and mythic property of storytelling. Gilliam is above all else a social satirist, he's much more akin to a less violent Cronenberg in that aspect. He also shares a lot in common with the surrealist tendencies of David Lynch. Your certainly entitled to your own
No, no... I understand that Gilliam is pretty unique and as such doesn't appeal to everyone, but while I would toss into the same very general circle as Del Toro, it would be a very general circle indeed. Del Toro is all about the wonder and mythic property of storytelling. Gilliam is above all else a social satirist, he's much more akin to a less violent Cronenberg in that aspect. He also shares a lot in common with the surrealist tendencies of David Lynch. Your certainly entitled to your own opinions, but you watch Pan's Labyrinth and 12 Monkeys back to back or Cronos and Brazil and you'll see two very different filmmakers each with their own very distinct strengths.

Also, I'm curious which Gilliam movies you have seen because those two have plenty of spark and very masterful screenplays in my book.
9:19AM on 06/26/2013
I'm not a Gilliam fanatic myself, but I adore Fear and Loathing, and I hope this will be an interesting turn for him, especially with Waltz as captain.
I'm not a Gilliam fanatic myself, but I adore Fear and Loathing, and I hope this will be an interesting turn for him, especially with Waltz as captain.
6:08PM on 06/25/2013
Wow, looks great! Still up at Vulture, by the way . . . Definitely looks like a return to Gilliam's old look & style.

But for F's Sake, show the whole damn movie in the trailer why don't ya? I turned it off halfway through . . .
Wow, looks great! Still up at Vulture, by the way . . . Definitely looks like a return to Gilliam's old look & style.

But for F's Sake, show the whole damn movie in the trailer why don't ya? I turned it off halfway through . . .
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5:26PM on 06/25/2013
I really enjoyed The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. This looks like Gilliam is returning to his infamous 80s/90s style--thank goodness!
I really enjoyed The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. This looks like Gilliam is returning to his infamous 80s/90s style--thank goodness!
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5:01PM on 06/25/2013

YUMMMMMSSS

Looks brilliant. Terry is a brilliant director. Nobody can come close to the directing skills he does. I understand why many don't like his films. But they just don't have open minds, feel bad for them.
Looks brilliant. Terry is a brilliant director. Nobody can come close to the directing skills he does. I understand why many don't like his films. But they just don't have open minds, feel bad for them.
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3:19PM on 06/25/2013

Looks good

Looks good.
Looks good.
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3:17PM on 06/25/2013
If Gilliam did a Kick Start fund for this movie, I'd easily throw a couple hundred bucks his way to get it released. He's the only director that tries increasingly difficult projects the older he gets, and produces amazing stories as a result.
If Gilliam did a Kick Start fund for this movie, I'd easily throw a couple hundred bucks his way to get it released. He's the only director that tries increasingly difficult projects the older he gets, and produces amazing stories as a result.
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9:11PM on 06/25/2013
Never crossed my mind before, but perfect person for kickstarter
Never crossed my mind before, but perfect person for kickstarter
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