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Terry Gilliam may be a national treasure but that doesn’t preclude him from making films which can at times sink a little too much into his fertile imagination at the expense of being particularly absorbing. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen was a late 1980’s financial disaster which found him being given a lot of toys to play with but not being able to make a film which really connected with the heart or head and his last effort The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus is a film which seems to get by almost on the good will of the viewer alone. He is a man to be admired certainly, any man who makes Brazil must be, but he is also one prone to palpable flaws. »
- Ian Loring
Before we start here’s a confession. I’m a fan of Terry Gilliam’s work. Unashamed, bordering on (but never becoming) an apologist. From the bedtime anarchy of Time Bandits to the dark satanic future of Brazil, from the dizzying false heights of Munchausen to finding myself washed up on the Tideland – each and every one of his films has connected with me, some inextricably so.
The more of them I saw, the more I became hooked on his dreamatic musings; a new Gilliam film is a big deal in my world. He was also my first film teacher with the BBC’s long forgotten series called The Last Machine taking in a whirlwind tour of the first century of cinema from sideshow contraption to documentarian to a gateway to other worlds. Gilliam knew cinema, and came across as a man possessed with a love of ideas and visual poetry. »
- Jon Lyus
Thornton was set to play Qohen Leth, an introverted computer genius who has been tasked with creating a scientific formula to determine the meaning of life.
Shooting for the movie was scheduled to begin in 2009 in London. However, Thornton's phobia - which includes furniture, old planes and even elderly people - was so extreme that he was unable to be around the architecture of London as it was too old.
"I'm astonished, I just don't get it," Gilliam told the Empire podcast. "These are the things you learn when you start casting people you admire - that they're more complicated."
Christoph Waltz replaced Thornton after meeting Gilliam at an awards ceremony.
Gilliam recalled: "Christoph was across a crowded »
Director: Terry Gilliam; Screenwriter: Pat Rushin; Starring: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw; Running time: 106 mins; Certificate: 15
If you think too hard for long enough, you may come to the depressing conclusion that everything ultimately amounts to nothing. That's the theory driving Django Unchained's Christoph Waltz crazy in director Terry Gilliam's latest cinematic trip, a typically vivid portrait of humanity and chaos which deserves your patience despite an uneven pace.
The universe Waltz inhabits - as physics whiz and company pawn Qohen Leth - is a richly realised London in the not-too-distant future, a garish nightmare of a place where the Shard looms over streets lined with digital ad boards that stalk you on the morning commute. The neon gothic visuals and the frantic energy that pours off the screen are recognisable as our nation's capital, but it's also quintessentially Gilliam. »
It feels like work on Terry Gilliam’s existential sci-fi flick The Zero Theorem has been underway for ages now, so fans of the director will likely be relieved to learn that the film will finally hit theaters this summer after being acquired by Amplify.
For a while, it was uncertain whether the odd, high-concept flick would find a company brave enough to handle its distribution. Following confirmation of the deal, Gilliam stated:
“The Zero Theorem is a very unique film that I’m especially proud of, so it is a relief to be distributed by a company that is not afraid to push the boundaries.”
Amplify was formed earlier this year when digital distribution company Go Digital, Inc. and Variance Films decided to merge. GoDigital CEO Logan Mulvey and Variance Films President Dylan Marchetti have been working with Kent Sanderson, formerly of Focus Features, since January to acquire films for Amplify, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have teamed up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam’s science-fiction opus,The Zero Theorem. The partners will release the film to theaters across the Us in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights, with Well Go USA releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray.
Directed by Gilliam (Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the lack thereof – once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, »
- Michelle McCue
Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have teamed up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam's science-fiction opus, The Zero Theorem. The partners will release the film to theaters across the Us in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights, with Well Go USA releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray.
Directed by Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Monty Python and The Holy Grail), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the lack thereof - once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn't fully trust, »
Focus Features announced today that their buzzy journalism drama Kill the Messenger, which features a talented ensemble cast led by two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town), has been set for a limited theatrical release beginning on October 10, with expansions occurring over the following two weekends.
The drama tells the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Gary Webb (Renner), who was targeted by a brutal smear campaign when, in the late 1990s, he broke a huge story about the CIA’s hand in smuggling cocaine into the U.S. in order to secretly fund the Nicauraguan Contras.
Renner is best known to the general public for his action hero roles, with major parts in the Bourne franchise, The Avengers and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, but his acting gigs over the past few months have signified a clear desire to return to more weighty projects. His last two films, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Amplify and Well Go USA will release the film in theatres across the Us in late summer with home video release to follow.
Amplify, the the all-rights distribution venture founded by GoDigital And Variance in January, will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights. Well Go USA releases the film on DVD and Blu-ray.
Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose of Voltage negotiated the deal for the filmmakers with Kent Sanderson, Dylan Marchetti and Logan Mulvey on behalf of Amplify and Doris Pfardrescher for Well Go USA. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Story is based on investigative journalist Gary Webb’s stories alleging the CIA’s involvement in the spread of crack cocaine in Los Angeles.
Rosemarie DeWitt, Lucas Hedges, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Williams and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are also starring. Producers are Scott Stuber, Renner and Naomi Despres.
- Dave McNary
Director: Michael Cuesta
Writer: Peter Landesman
U.S. Distributor: Focus Features
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michael Sheen, Michael K. Williams, Robert Patrick, Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Andy Garcia, Paz Vega, Rosemarie DeWitt, Tim Blake Nelson, Oliver Platt, Jena Sims, Lucas Hedges, Richard Schiff, Yul Vazquez
We know him as the director behind indie nuggets such as L.I.E., hotel room splendor of 12 and Holding and more recently, Roadie, so after a mostly low-budget indie filmography Michael Cuesta cross over into bigger budget big leagues is due to a successful stint on Homeland. Kill the Messenger sounds like compelling material, and sports and impressive ensemble cast, and we’re banking that visually it’ll pay dividends with cinematographer Sean Bobbitt who is currently at the top of his game.
Gist: Based on the novel by Nick Schou and »
- Eric Lavallee
Three behind-the-scenes featurettes have been released for Terry Gilliam's upcoming film sci-fi film The Zero Theorem. The videos focus on the shooting location, the director, and the costumes that you will see in the film. Gilliam always creates awesome, visually stimulating films, and this one looks like it will be a good one.
Terry Gilliam's latest creation focuses on Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) a reclusive computer genius living in an undetermined future, who works as a programmer for the Orwellian organisation Corporation Mancom. He resides in an ancient derelict church, awaiting a phone call that will give meaning to his life. When the mysterious 'Management' summons him to crack the Zero Theorem, a forumla that could answer everything, and the seductive Bainsley (Melanie Thierry) and the turbulent Bob (Lucas Hedges) barges into his controlled universe, Leth's existence is set to irrevocably change.
The movie will be released in the UK on March 14th. »
- Joey Paur
No stateside release date has been announced for Terry Gilliam's latest The Zero Theorem, but we do have three featurettes as Sony prepares for the international debut of this unique sci-fi drama. The story centers on a computer hacker (Christoph Waltz) who tries to find the meaning of human existence. His work is constantly sidetracked by Management, whose central hub known as the Mancom is showcased in the first featurette. Terry Gilliam explains that the look of this massive building was inspired by a Russian blast furnace he found on Google Earth, although the location was deemed too dangerous to shoot inside. We also hear from stars Christoph Waltz and David Thewlis, who describe their experiences in working with the filmmaker, and explore the unique and vibrant costumes used in this futuristic film. The Zero Theorem is currently set for release in the U.K. on March 14. We'll keep »
Following last month's trailer , three behind-the-scenes featurettes on Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem have come online and can be watched below. The film opens in the UK on March 14 - a North American date has not been set yet. Featuring a screenplay by Pat Rushin, The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis and Lucas Hedges and revolves around an eccentric and reclusive computer genius (two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz) plagued with existential angst who 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. »
"You're trying to prove that the universe is all for nothing!"
Sony Pictures has released the first TV spot for Terry Gilliam's new film, The Zero Theorem, which features a very crazy vision of the future. The film stars Christoph Waltz, and like all of Gilliam's films, it looks like it's going to be incredibly entertaining. The spot includes some new footage from the film along with some more insight into the story.
Terry Gilliam's latest creation focuses on Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) a reclusive computer genius living in a n undetermined future, who works as a programmer for the Orwellian organisation Corporation Mancom. He resides in an ancient derelict church, awaiting a phone call that will give meaning to his life. When the mysterious 'Management' summons him to crack the Zero Theorem, a formula that could answer everything, and the seductive Bainsley (Melanie Thierry) and the turbulent »
- Joey Paur
It’s so funny to think while computers are getting smaller and smaller the movie The Zero Theorem toys with the idea of a gigantic futuristic computer in this behind the scenes featurette which not only has some great interviews, but even some new extended footage.
Featurette: The Zero Theorem – Behind the Scenes
The Zero Theorem starring Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton doesn’t currently have a Us release date though it’s already made the festival circuit. Fingers cross we get one soon! »
- Jess Orso
A brief behind-the-scenes featurette for director Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem has landed online. The pic stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation. We got our first good look at footage from the film a couple of weeks ago by way of the first theatrical trailer, and this new featurette offers up even more footage from the decidedly odd feature. In the featurette, Gilliam and some of his crew discuss some production design aspects of the future-set pic, specifically discussing the fact that in this future, computers have grown larger and not smaller. The movie continues to look like a trip, and I’m definitely interested to see what Gilliam has put together. Hit the jump to watch the new featurette. The film also stars Melanie Thierry, »
- Adam Chitwood
Sony launched the first trailer last month, giving us a great tease of what we can expect from the visionary filmmaker. And now the studio have released a new behind-the-scenes featurette, taking a look at their production of the colossal super mainframe, Mancom.
A computer hacker’s goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him.
Gilliam directs from a script by Pat Rushin, making his feature debut as a screenwriter with the film. »
- Kenji Lloyd
If you haven’t seen the first trailer for Terry Gilliam’s bonkers – but hopefully brilliant – new movie, then click here and watch that first! Right, you’re back with us? Good – now then…how about a little delve further into that mind and world for The Zero Theorem.
This new featurette gets in the cracks and behind-the-scenes of Gilliam’s new movie invention, never one to shy away from a different perspective, his films may not always be perfectly rounded but you’re always guaranteed to see and experience something so very unique and this – for me – is what makes his work special.
Check out the featurette that looks at ManCom a little more:
The Zero Theorem focuses around the life of Qohen Leth (played by Christoph Waltz), who’s a reclusive computer genius living in an undetermined future and works as a programmer for the Orwellian organisation Corporation ManCom. »
- Dan Bullock
Terry Gilliam’s latest creation focuses a reclusive computer genius living in an undetermined future.
Terry Gilliam’s latest creation focuses on Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) a reclusive computer genius living in an undetermined future, who works as a programmer for the Orwellian organisation Corporation ManCom. He resides in an ancient derelict church, awaiting a phone call that will give meaning to his life. When the mysterious ‘Management’ summons him to crack the Zero Theorem, a formula that could answer everything, and the seductive Bainsley (Melanie Thierry) and the turbulent Bob (Lucas Hedges) barge into his controlled universe, Leth’s existence is set to irrevocably change. »
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