By Matthew McKibben | July 9, 2014
Say what you will about how successful Terry Gilliam’s movies are or aren’t, no one makes movies that look like Terry Gilliam’s and the new trailer for Zero Theorem shows that Gilliam is still in fine visual form. The trailer promises a movie where a computer genius (Christoph Waltz and his X-Box controller) is tasked with discovering the reason for human existence via the zero theorem, which states that everything adds up to nothing. I know Terry Gilliam’s mind-bending movies aren’t for everyone, but I’m pretty excited for this one. Despite the surreal tone, the movie looks to be pretty loaded with social commentary on how every-day life and work distracts us from asking the big questions.
Zero Theorem is directed by Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas), written by Pat Rushin and stars Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw, and Tilda Swinton