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SyFy Is Giving '12 Monkeys' the TV Treatment

8 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There were a few years there when Brad Pitt's pretty face caused many of us to overlook the actor's considerable talent. Pitt's performance in Terry Gilliam's "12 Monkeys," coming hot on the heels of his wrenching turn in "Se7en," helped us forget all about his sheaths of wheat-colored hair.

The fabulous time-traveling trip is coming to SyFy, and Pitt and "12 Monkeys" co-star Bruce Willis are producers. Of course, that could mean anything, from them simply loaning their names to the credits to actually making sure that SyFy doesn't mess around with the sci-fi fave.

"12 Monkeys" will star Aaron Stanford as a character that sounds similar, if not the same as, Willis's character. As James Cole, Willis went back in time to investigate the Army of the Twelve Monkeys, a radical organization devoted to animal rights and other causes; they also have their paws on a virus that, in the future, »

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Syfy greenlights 12 Monkeys TV series

7 April 2014 12:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Louisa Mellor 7 Apr 2014 - 07:38

Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys is the latest feature film to be turned into a television series...

Fargo, From Dusk Till Dawn, and now Twelve Monkeys... The TV drama landscape will soon be unrecognisable from the 'New Releases' shelf of a branch of Blockbusters circa 1996. 

Twelve Monkeys (itself inspired by sixties French short La Jetée) is the latest movie to be given a small screen adaptation, this time by Syfy, which has just ordered a dozen episodes of the time travel virus drama.

The original film, as if any of you need telling, was released in 1995 and starred Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt and Madeleine Stowe. It told the story of a future world devastated by a deadly virus that wiped out most of mankind. Convict James Cole (Bruce Willis) is chosen to sit in a special chair attached halfway up a wall and to go back in time to discover, »

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SyFy Orders 12 Episodes of '12 Monkeys' from 'Nikita' Writers

4 April 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Two pilots based on movies go in, only one comes out. SyFy has decided to move forward with the television adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1995 film "Twelve Monkeys" and pass on "High Noon" from "Hannibal" creator/writer Bryan Fuller, according to Deadline Hollywood. Both shows received pilot orders, but the network announced today they would only be ordering 12 episodes of "12 Monkeys" (fittingly) for a premiere in January 2015.  "12 Monkeys," the TV show, revolves around a time traveler played by Aaron Stanford ("Nikita," "X-Men 2") who's trying to save the world from a deadly plague destined to wipe out most of humanity. The role was played by Bruce Willis in the '95 film, but it was Brad Pitt who earned an Oscar nomination for his part as bug-eyed, mad as a hatter, Jeffrey Goines. No word on if Goines will appear in the show or who will be playing him, but Amanda Schull, »

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SyFy Orders 12 Episodes of '12 Monkeys' from 'Nikita' Writers

4 April 2014 1:08 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Two pilots based on movies go in, only one comes out. SyFy has decided to move forward with the television adaptation of Terry Gilliam's 1995 film "Twelve Monkeys" and pass on "High Noon" from "Hannibal" creator/writer Bryan Fuller, according to Deadline Hollywood. Both shows received pilot orders, but the network announced today they would only be ordering 12 episodes of "12 Monkeys" (fittingly) for a premiere in January 2015.  "12 Monkeys," the TV show, revolves around a time traveler played by Aaron Stanford ("Nikita," "X-Men 2") who's trying to save the world from a deadly plague destined to wipe out most of humanity. The role was played by Bruce Willis in the '95 film, but it was Brad Pitt who earned an Oscar nomination for his part as bug-eyed, mad as a hatter, Jeffrey Goines. No word on if Goines will appear in the show or who will be playing him, but Amanda Schull, »

- Ben Travers

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10 Epic Film Monologues

3 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The monologue. It’s the time where an actor either rises to the occasion or crashes and burns (and usually takes the film with them.) When done right, the effect of the monologue can change our perspectives, be devastatingly terrific, riotous, or inspiring. And when done right, it does them all at one point or another. In no particular order, here are some monologues we really like, ranging from the funny to the tragic—but do not, however, take this as the end-all-be-all of great monologues. If you love some we didn’t put on this list, leave them in the comments! Brad Pitt as Jeffrey Goines in “Twelve Monkeys”It seems like Pitt’s character in “Twelve Monkeys” is in perpetual monologue mode, only adding to the greatness of his performance. While in a mental institution, his ramblings to Bruce Willis’ character James Cole on society’s gluttony and materialistic focus, »

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'Surviving Jack' star Christopher Meloni looks back on 'Svu,' 'Oz' & more

26 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Christopher Meloni has had the kind of varied, almost schizophrenic, and very vivid acting career in which the first thing you see him in would likely color your perceptions of him for years to come. I first encountered him in the sixth season of “1st & Ten,” a raunchy ‘80s HBO comedy about a pro football team whose cast at various points included Delta Burke, Shannon Tweed, O.J. Simpson and, for a season — as an ex-con quarterback calling himself Johnny Gunn — a young Meloni. (Here’s the opening credits for that season.) As a result of that and a few other sitcom roles immediately after, I thought of him as a comedy guy and was thrown when he would pop up playing intense dramatic roles in the ‘90s on shows like “NYPD Blue,” “Homicide” and, for a long and memorable stretch, “Oz,” HBO’s first original dramatic series, in which Meloni »

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‘The Zero Theorem’ Review

17 March 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw, Tilda Swinton, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Rupert Friend | Written by Pat Rushin | Directed by Terry Gilliam

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. »

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The Zero Theorem review – Terry Gilliam 'falling with style' | Mark Kermode

15 March 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Familiar themes from Brazil and Twelve Monkeys litter the dystopian landscape of Gilliam's ramshackle sci-fi drama

Terry Gilliam's latest begins with a naked man wrestling with a steam-punk console in an abandoned church, feverishly awaiting a call (from God?) on a wiry future-retro phone. Meet Qohen Leth, the bastard son of Sam Lowry and James Cole, enlisted by his corporate employer to solve the titular theorem and prove that all life is meaningless while attempting to alleviate his suffering via the all-engulfing portals of a cybersex site.

Although Gilliam has publicly debunked a supposed "trilogy" connection with Brazil and Twelve Monkeys, it's clear that screenwriter Pat Rushin has been marinated in the director's back catalogue, with riffs and preoccupations from previous works (wheezing machinery; intrusive surveillance; man against the state; imagination v reality) littering the landscape. From Waltz's shaven head to his worriedly distracted manner, we know this character – or, »

- Mark Kermode

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The Zero Theorem Review

14 March 2014 4:20 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Being the final part of Terry Gilliam's trilogy of unrelated movies set in dystopian futures (begun in 1985 with Brazil and continued in 1995 with Twelve Monkeys), The Zero Theorem drops us into the middle of an Orwellian, candy coloured nightmare, that, despite being unapologetically over the top, has a ring of horrible truth to it, considering how much technology encroaches on modern day life on a daily basis. Advertising takes up every available free space it can, Batman fandom has evolved to become a religion, and social gatherings are played out under the sickening glow of mobile devices permanently attached to party goers hands. It's a fantastically realised world, chock full of wonderful little details, that serves as the perfect back drop for this tale of existential angst and finding ones place in the universe. Kicking off with a shot of a yawning void, you're pretty much thrown headfirst into »

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New Release Dates: ‘Snowpiercer’, ‘Zero Theorem’, ‘Kill the Messenger’ and More

7 March 2014 7:00 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother) and Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam (Twelve Monkeys, Brothers Grimm) are offbeat visionaries with cult followings, which explains why there’s been so much interest among cinema-lovers in their respective upcoming sci-fi films – Snowpiercer and The Zero Theorem – despite neither having received an official release date in the U.S. yet.

Snowpiercer is a graphic novel adaptation that takes place in a wintery post-apocalyptic wasteland, where the last remnants of humanity are living aboard a train – powered by a perpetual-motion engine – one where rebellion is brewing amongst it passengers, in response to the forced class system that’s formed onboard. Gilliam’s Zero Theorem, by comparison, takes ...

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Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem Set For Release This Summer

5 March 2014 6:13 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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, »

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Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment Acquire U.S. Rights To Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem

5 March 2014 3:42 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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, »

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Terry Gilliam’s 'The Zero Theorem' Acquired for Summer Release

5 March 2014 1:58 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have acquired the rights The Zero Theorem, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail writer and director Terry Gilliam. Amplify will handle The Zero Theorem’s theatrical and digital distribution rights, with the film being released across the U.S. in late summer, and Well Go USA will release the film on DVD and Blu-Ray. Directed by Gilliam -- also known for Brazil, Twelve Monkeys -- the film stars two-time Oscar winner Chistoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an isolated computer genius who obsessively works on a project delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon). The

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Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem Set for Summer Release

5 March 2014 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have today announced that they are teaming up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam.s 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 ), 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 »

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Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into '12 Years a Slave'

26 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Name: 12 Years a Slave

Release date: Oct. 18, 2003 (limited); Nov. 8, 2013 (wide)

DVD release date: March 4, 2014

Run time: 134 minutes

Box office: Opening weekend, wide release: $6.675 million; domestic total: $49.133 million; international total: $78.9 million (as of Monday, Feb. 24)

Rotten Tomatoes score: 96 percent

12 Years a Slave movie math: Django Unchained minus… wait, that’s not right. Gone With the Wind plus… nope, won’t do it either. Huh. Maybe (Roots + Honest John’s scene in Pinocchio) - 540 minutes?

Tweetable description: The heart-wrenching true-life tale of Solomon Northup, a free man kidnapped, sold into slavery, and rescued by Brad Pitt.

What Owen Gleiberman said: ”Steve McQueen »

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The HeyUGuys Instant Watching Guide – February 11th 2014

11 February 2014 4:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

 

Remember last year when through its Amazon overlords Lovefilm put several pilots online including the pretty good failed Zombieland pilot? Well, they are at it again with ten new pilots, none of which have committed to series yet but with which the lucky few will go to one of those full season exclusive type deals that Netflix do so well.

I don’t know about you but I kind of wish they would just commit to something right out the gate and take the risks, its paid off for Netflix so far and Amazon are attracting some major talent to their stable too.

The pilots include; Bosch a detective show based on a Michael Connelly book series and starring the great Titus Welliver, Kids shows Wishenproof, Hardboiled Eggheads, The JoB and Graff Show and Gortimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street. We also have comedy from The Rebels; a kind of »

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Terry Gilliam Finally Filming ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote’ This Year

8 February 2014 11:54 AM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Could it be? After multiple false starts, actor hirings and firings, and script revisions, maverick filmmaker Terry Gilliam may finally be ready to conquer the demon that has plagued him for most of his career.

That’s right, the director behind such triumphs as Brazil and Twelve Monkeys says he’s finally preparing to film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. For real this time.

During a recent interview with Empire Online, Gilliam said that Don Quixote will be his next project after the release of The Zero Theorem, which is scheduled to begin a theatrical run  in the UK on March 14th. Filming on Don Quixote will take place on the Canary Islands, and ...

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Wackiness Abound in First Trailer for Terry Gilliam’s Zero Theorem

28 January 2014 8:09 AM, PST | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

From the guy who gave us “Brazil,” “Twelve Monkeys,” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” I guess it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the first trailer for Terry Gilliam’s “Zero Theorem” looks completely out of this world. And wacky. Let’s not forget the wacky part. Because if Gilliam does one thing well, it’s throwing the wackiness on the big screen. Check out the first trailer for “Zero Theorem.” That last scene in the trailer reminds me of “Gravity” with Sandra Bullock … but with less clothing. 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. Starring Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, »

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Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem: first official trailer hits web

28 January 2014 1:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Latest sci-fi fantasy parable from Twelve Monkeys director sees trailer release ahead of UK appearance in March

The Zero Theorem: Venice 2013 - first look review

The first trailer for Terry Gilliam's low-budget futurist parable The Zero Theorem has hit the web, though bootlegs have been viewable for a while.

The Zero Theorem, starring Christoph Waltz, debuted at Venice last year to decidedly mixed reviews: our critic Xan Brooks described it as "a sagging bag of half-cooked ideas, a dystopian thriller with runaway dysentery, a film that wears its metaphorical trousers around its metaphorical ankles".

Waltz plays a mysterious functionary called Qohen Leth, who spends his days attempting to solve the "zero theorem" through the data processing apparatus installed in his ruinous house. Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton and Ben Whishaw are among the notable faces who pop up.

But what of the trailer? It certainly makes The Zero Theorem look like a bizarre, »

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‘The Zero Theorem’ Trailer: Christoph Waltz Searches for Meaning in a Mad World

27 January 2014 1:42 PM, PST | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

In a bizarro satirical vision of the future where ordinary human lives and society is even more technology-infused (and thus, alienating) than the present, an aging and socially-awkward genius named Qohen Leth (played by two-time Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz) is tasked with proving a theorem that – if indeed correct – will demonstrate beyond any doubt that “0 (zero) must equal 100%” and that existence therefore doesn’t have a purpose… or does it? Well, once he solves The Zero Theorem then Qohen will know the correct answer, apparently.

Confused? Welcome to the world of director Terry Gilliam, the mad genius (or madman, take your pick) who gave us those deliciously twisted Monty Python animations, as well as mind-bending cult films like Time Bandits, Brazil and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – with Twelve Monkeys being perhaps his most accessible ...

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