First poster for Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem
Director Terry Gilliam has a new science fiction film on the way called The Zero Theorem, and here's a poster to prove it...
Terry Gilliam's created some truly superb science fiction and fantasy films over the years, including our favourites, Brazil and 12 Monkeys. His latest film - Gilliam's first since 2009's The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus - looks like a return to the dystopian realms of Brazil, and we can't wait to see it.
Starring Christoph Waltz as a computer scientist who aims to work out the mathematical formula for the meaning of life, its cast also includes Ben Whishaw, Peter Stormare, David Thewlis, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton. Production photographs have pointed towards a typically colourful and detailed visual style, with Damon seen sporting a strange white hairdo, and a shaven-headed Waltz photographed at a strange party with a man in tiger costume.
To accompany the poster, Gilliam's released a director's statement, which adds a bit of background detail to this intriguing little film - a small part of it reads:
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 existential ideas he had incorporated into his funny, philosophic, and touching tale [...]Hopefully, it’s unlike any film you have seen recently; no zombies, no caped crusaders or alien spacecraft. Actually, I might have lied about that last item...
The Zero Theorem makes its debut at the Venice Film Festival in two weeks, and while we haven't heard of a UK release date yet, we're hoping some positive fuss at its premiere should hasten the announcement of one very soon.
In the meantime, here's that fabulous poster, along with the picture of Waltz and the man in a tiger outfit:
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