Posted on Friday, June 13th, 2014 by Russ Fischer
Earlier this year we heard that the latest film from Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem, would see release in the US this summer via Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment. While an official date doesn’t seem to be set at this point (the film’s official site just says “Summer 2014″ for the US) there is a new Zero Theorem international trailer to remind us all that this one is out there in the wild, somewhere. Have a look below, especially if you haven’t yet seen anything from this story about a man (Christoph Waltz) who is given a particularly unusual, and potentially impossible task. (Enjoy, too, the brief ad at the end for the Church of Batman the Redeemer.)
At this point there’s not too much to say here that we haven’t said already. This one has been a long time coming, and finally started to debut at festivals last year. But it hasn’t made much of a splash at those festivals, and the film almost seems destined to be one that has to slowly carve out an audience as people just chance across it. Perhaps it simply isn’t very good (some festival reviews argue as much) but I’d still like the chance to check it out for myself.
As mentioned, we don’t have a release date for the film in the US. It also features Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, and Lucas Hedges. This trailer via io9.
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.