The director of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Time Bandits, Brazil, The Fisher King, Twelve Monkeys, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus has a new film coming soon to a theater near you. Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem stars two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz, that incredible actor who dazzled in the two Quentin Tarantino films Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. He plays a very, very strange computer hacker named Qohen Leth who is attempting to use science to explain human existence, but keeps getting interrupted. If you checked out the borg recommended reading Numbercruncher reviewed here last month, this off-the-hook film may be right for you.
The first trailer for The Zero Theorem swept like wildfire across Twitter and Facebook in the past two days. Like many of Gilliam’s prior screen works, or even a Tarantino film, this movie oozes with the bizarre.
Other selling points are the fine British genre thespians David Thewlis, who played our favorite Hogwarts mentor Professor Lupin, and Ben Whishaw, star of The Hour and the new Q in the last two James Bond films. Oh, yeah–and Matt Damon plays the “Management.”
Here’s the newly released trailer for The Zero Theorem:
It sort of looks like one part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and one part 2001: A Space Odyssey, but taking place on the costume of Chris Tucker as he roamed the Fhloston Paradise in The Fifth Element.
No U.S. release date has been set for The Zero Theorem, but European readers can find it in select theaters now.