Fans of Gilliam's work (Twelve Monkeys, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus) who have been following his progress for the past year will no doubt be pleased. Not only do we get a better idea of what the film is about, but we also get a glimpse of a true work of art that is typical of the Monty Python legend.
The Zero Theorem, starring the excellent Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry, and David Thewlis, is about a computer hacker attempting to discover the reason for human existence only to find himself being deliberately distracted. Of course, nothing is going to be that simple with Terry Gilliam at the helm. The film clearly has shades of his classic surreal 80s fantasy Brazil, and with a supporting cast that includes Matt Damon and Tilda Swinton, this could prove to be one of 2014's runaway successes.
The Zero Theorem will be released in the UK on March 14th. Details of US release to be announced!
Sound off, Fanboys and Fangirls! What do you think of this first look? I have to say that I mistook Waltz for John Malkovich for a moment back there. Please feel free to comment on the trailer (and Melanie Thierry's kinky nurse outfit), and thanks again for reading.