Posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
After a long wait, audiences in the US will finally get to see Terry Gilliam‘s latest film, as The Zero Theorem arrives this summer. The release is courtesy of Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment. (The latter company will handle the home video release.)
The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as an eccentric computer programmer who is tasked with a potentially impossible problem. The film observes as his efforts to complete his task are stymied not only by the nature of the problem, but perhaps by some of the very people who assigned it.
Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry and Lucas Hedges are all in the cast, and the film bears Gilliam’s unmistakeable visual stamp. It’s got the feel of handmade and jury-rigged sci-fi grounded in dilapidated modern urban settings, much like Gilliam’s landmark movie Brazil.
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.
Watch the trailer again, or check it out for the first time if you missed it in the past: