3 New Featurettes for Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM; Plus Go Behind the Scenes of ENEMY Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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A few featurettes for two upcoming films have landed online.  Firstly, three new behind-the-scenes videos for director Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem offer a look at the costumes, the main set, and Gilliam’s directorial process.  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.  Also starring Melanie Thierry, Tilda Swinton, and David Thewlis, the film opens in the U.K. on March 14th and is currently awaiting a U.S. release date.

Additionally, a new 4-minute featurette for director Denis Villeneuve’s (Prisoners) twisty thriller Enemy has been released online.  The story revolves around a university lecturer (Jake Gyllenhaal) who discovers that he has a double, whom he tracks down and engages, resulting in “a complex and dangerous struggle.”  This new behind-the-scenes video offers a look at how Villeneuve managed to create two Gyllenhaals in the same scene.  Also starring Maline Laurent, the film is currently available on DirecTV and will open in theaters March 14th.

Watch: New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette for Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM

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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 ThierryLucas HedgesBen Whishaw, Tilda SwintonDavid Thewlis, and Matt Damon.  The Zero Theorem is currently awaiting a U.S. release date.

First Trailer for Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM Starring Christoph Waltz

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The first trailer for director Terry Gilliam’s upcoming film The Zero Theorem has been released 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.  The film certainly looks to be a trip, as it feels like it’s wholly from the mind of Terry Gilliam.  Waltz appears to be going all out in his lead role, and he’s surrounded by a very colorful cast of characters sporting various wigs, accents, and futuristic clothes.  I’m very interested to see how this nutty story progresses.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Melanie Thierry, Lucas HedgesBen Whishaw, Tilda SwintonDavid Thewlis, and Matt Damon.  The Zero Theorem is currently awaiting a U.S. release date.

Final Wave of Fantastic Fest 2013 Lineup Includes THE ZERO THEOREM, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER 3D and Many More

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We brought you the initial lineup for Austin’s Fantastic Fest 2013 about a month ago, and now the final wave of films has been released.  Terry Gilliam will close the festival with his new film, The Zero Theorem, but before that bittersweet moment, audiences will enjoy many more anticipated films.  These include a special screening of Jonathan Levine’s 2006 feature directorial debut All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, starring Amber Heard and Anson Mount; the controversial guerilla film Escape from Tomorrow, shot without permission inside Disney World and Epcot; and the metal-movie mash-up Metallica Through the Never 3D, starring Dane DeHaan and the members of Metallica.

Fantastic Fest 2013 runs from September 19-26 in Austin, Texas.  Hit the jump for the full line-up of the festival’s final wave of films.

First Official Clip and Exclusive New Image from Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM

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Director Terry Gilliam’s latest film The Zero Theorem is poised to have its world premiere later today at the Venice Film Festival, and we’ve got a couple of goodies to mark the occasion.  For those who are unfamiliar with the film, it stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management (Matt Damon in a minor role), a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation.  In addition to the pic’s first official clip, we also have an exclusive image to share with our readers.

Hit the jump to check out the clip and image, along with an official director’s statement about the pic from Gilliam.  The film also stars David ThewlisTilda SwintonMelanie ThierryLucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw, and Peter Stormare.  The Zero Theorem will debut at the Venice Film Festival this fall and will hit theaters sometime in 2014.

First Poster and Director’s Statement for Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM

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The first poster for director Terry Gilliam’s new film The Zero Theorem has arrived, along with a statement from the director.  For those who are unfamiliar with the film, it stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management (Matt Damon in a minor role), a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation.  In addition to the poster, Gilliam has also released a “director’s statement” about the film, which is essentially a spoiler-free synopsis written by the filmmaker in which he promises “no zombies, no caped crusaders or alien spacecraft.”

Hit the jump to check out the poster and director’s statement.  The film also stars David Thewlis, Tilda Swinton, Melanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, Ben Whishaw, and Peter StormareThe Zero Theorem will debut at the Venice Film Festival this fall and will hit theaters sometime in 2014.

Oscar Beat: The Fall Festival Contenders

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It’s that time of year again, folks.  The explosion-filled summer blockbusters will soon be fading from multiplexes, and in will flow a number of smaller, more dramatic films poised to dominate the Oscar conversation as the awards machine gets up and running.  Some will meet high expectations, some will be disappointing, and some will come out of nowhere to take everyone by surprise.  We here at Collider ran a few awards-centric articles last fall that examined the Oscar race as it drew closer, but this year we’re happy to expand our awards coverage to a regular column titled “Oscar Beat.”

We’ll be covering anything and everything Oscar up through the 86th Annual Academy Awards on March 2nd, and if years past are any indication, there will be plenty to discuss.  In our inaugural installment of Oscar Beat, we’ll be taking a look at the upcoming Fall Film Festival circuit, which is where the heavy hitters of awards season traditionally premiere.  Hit the jump for more.

New Images from Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM Starring Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry, and David Thewlis

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Terry Gilliam‘s The Zero Theorem will soon make its premiere at the Venice Film Festival.  For those who are unfamiliar with the film, it stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management (Matt Damon in a minor role), a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation.  Two new images have been released showcasing not only the outsized, colorful world reminiscent of Gilliam’s Brazil, but also featuring co-stars Melanie Thierry and David Thewlis.

Despite the eye-popping visuals, Gilliam tells Deadline that the movie cost was his cheapest movie in 30 years.  Gilliam also echoes Steven Spielberg’s statement about studios heading for a downfall due to the exorbitant cost of making and marketing their pictures.  “You keep waiting to see what’s going to be the new Cleopatra, the one that suddenly takes out a studio,” says Gilliam. “That’s the part I don’t quite understand about this, these economics and how they are able to survive with losing this amount of money as often as they are doing it.”  Hit the jump to check out the images.

Venice Film Festival Line-Up to Include Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM, Errol Morris’ THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, and Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES

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Earlier this week, the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled part of its 2013 line-up, and there were plenty of must-see movies.  But the Venice Film Festival, which begins a week earlier, has countered with an equally impressive array of picture.  While there’s the inevitable cross-over like Venice opener Gravity playing at TIFF along with Philomena, Under the Skin, Parkland, Joe, and many more, the Venice exclusives (at this point) make me want to book a Transatlantic ticket.  The fest will play host to the world debuts of Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, Errol Morris’ Donald Rumsfeld documentary The Known Unknown, Steven Knight’s Locke (starring Tom Hardy and shot in one take), and more.  Also set for the festival is Hayao Miyazaki’s new movie, The Wind Rises as well as Lee Sang-Il’s Japanese remake of Unforgiven.  Last year, most of the movies in Venice eventually ended up in TIFF’s line-up, and since I’ll be going to the latter, I hope most of these movies find their way to Toronto this September.

Hit the jump for the full line-up.  The 2013 Venice Film Festival runs from August 28 – September 7th.

Comic-Con: Producers Dean Zanuck, Zev Foreman, and Amy Gilliam Talk THE ZERO THEOREM, DON QUIXOTE, and Possibility of a Terry Gilliam TV Show

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Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem opens later this year and the film’s producers Dean Zanuck, Zev Foreman, and Amy Gilliam were at this year’s Comic-Con to show the first footage and to take questions from fans in Hall H.  The film stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management (Matt Damon), a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation. It definitely sounds like a Gilliam film and the images that have popped up seem to confirm that Gilliam’s trademark imaginative style will be on full display again.  Collider got to sit down with the producers of the film for an interview where they discussed how it’s like making a film with an infamous director, if Gilliam would ever venture into television, and the troubles that come along with producing a film that is so outside of the box.  You can hit the jump to read more.

First Images from Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM Feature a Bald Christoph Waltz and a Colorful Sex Shop

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The first images from Terry Gilliam’s sci-fi not-so-sci-fi film The Zero Theorem are now available in all their colorful glory.  Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), seen here sporting a bald head, stars as Qohen Leth, a programmer for “entity-crunching” corporation ManCom, who Gilliam says is, “waiting for a phone call that will give meaning to his life”.  (Aren’t we all?)  Gilliam goes on to talk about the relevance to his 1985 film, Brazil, saying, “It’s not really sci-fi. It’s like Brazil, which also isn’t really sci-fi.”  However, The Zero Theorem screenwriter Pat Rushin was influenced by Gilliam’s earlier work, so it’s all tied together in a roundabout way.

Also starring Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Peter Stormare and David Thewlis, The Zero Theorem is slated for a 2014 release date.  Hit the jump to view the images.

Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Wednesday’s Preview Night and Thursday, July 18th Includes SHERLOCK, ENDER’S GAME, DIVERGENT, and More

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Comic-Con has released their schedule for Wednesday’s preview night and for Thursday, July 18th.  For those who haven’t attended Comic-Con before, “Preview Night” is when the Exhibitor’s Floor is opened, and collectors fight tooth and nail for exclusives.  Studios also screen pilots for TV shows that are set to premiere in the fall.  Then on Thursday, we have one of the strangest Hall H line-ups I’ve ever seen.  It begins with a line-up of animated shorts followed by the sci-fi indie Europa Report, and I have no problem with that, but Hall H is usually reserved for stuff that will pack the house.  Granted, that will come later in the day, especially with what’s sure to be an amazing panel: Entertainment Weekly’s The Visionaries, which will be an hour-long conversation between Edgar Wright, Marc Webb, and Alfonso Cuaron.  As for Ballroom 20, the powerhouse of the day is Sherlock, although I would have switched that with Dexter, which is finishing out the day in Hall H.

Hit the jump to check out everything from Hall H, Ballroom 20, and other highlights from the Comic-Con 2013 schedule for Wednesday, July 17th and Thursday, July 18th.

Trailer for Terry Gilliam’s THE ZERO THEOREM Starring Christoph Waltz [UPDATE]

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A trailer has leaked online for Terry Gilliam’s upcoming film, The Zero Theorem.  The film 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.  Going through the trailer, there’s no doubt it’s a Gilliam movie.  If anyone else’s name were on it, it would be immediately cited as a rip-off rather than a welcome return for the director.  Using a lounge-y rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep”, the trailer makes the film look like a welcome return to Brazil completely with an intimate love story set inside a bombastic, absurd, and imaginative setting.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Melanie Thierry, Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, and David ThewlisThe Zero Theorem may surface during the fall festival season. [Update: We've removed the trailer at the request of the production company.]

Alfonso Cuaron’s GRAVITY, Paul Greengrass’ CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, and More Likely Candidates to Play at this Year’s Venice Film Festival

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I have mixed feelings about the fall festival season.  On the one hand, I love going to the Toronto International Film Festival (very well-run and great venues), and getting a jump on the awards season movies because a fair share of them are going to be damn good.  On the other hand, there’s less room for the joyful discovery I’ll find at Sundance, SXSW, and Fantastic Fest.  Nevertheless, studios like to begin their awards season maneuvering in the fall, and that usually starts at the Venice Film Festival, and then those films then move on to Telluride and TIFF.  Variety has begun their predictions for what they believe will debut at this year’s Venice Film Festival.  Among the predictions are Alfonso Cuaron‘s sci-fi drama Gravity, Paul GreengrassCaptain Phillips starring Tom Hanks, and Steve McQueen‘s star-studded Twelve Years a Slave.  The only confirmed title thus far is Paul Schrader‘s The Canyons, which isn’t particularly noteworthy since it will debut on VOD in the U.S. weeks before.

Hit the jump for more films that might show up at Venice this year.  The 2013 Venice Film Festival runs from August 28 – September 7th.

Matt Damon Talks PROMISED LAND, His Reaction to ELYSIUM After Watching a Rough Cut, George Clooney’s MONUMENTS MEN, and Terry Gilliam

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Opening this weekend in limited release is director Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land.  The film stars Matt Damon and Frances McDormand as natural gas salesmen who try to prey on an economic town in decline only to have their mission complicated by the citizens they encounter and an environmentalist played by John Krasinski.  Damon and Krasinski wrote the screenplay, and the film deals heavily with the consequences of fracking.  The film also stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Scoot McNairy, and Titus Welliver.  For more on Promised Land, here are seven clips and the trailer.

During the recent Los Angeles press day I got to speak with Damon.  He talked about what surprised him when researching fracking, how the issue is very divisive, how lucky he’s been as an actor, and more.  Damon also spoke about his reaction to seeing a rough cut of Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, confirms he’s doing George Clooney’s Monuments Men, and says he was happy to work with Terry Gilliam again on The Zero Theorem, but he only has a very small part.  Hit the jump to watch.

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