New ZERO THEOREM Trailer Searches For Answers, Is Pure Gilliam

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Wow.  My head must have been buried in the sand because, aside from a few cursory glances at a poster here and there around the net, I had been more or less unfamiliar with the new Terry Gilliam film, The Zero Theorem. Not anymore.  This new U.S. trailer is fantastic. It’s utterly striking and unique and reminds us of what Gilliam is capable of.  I’m so relieved someone gave him some money to play around with again.

The Zero Theorem 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; Melanie ThierryTilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star.  The film hits iTunes on August 19th and limited theaters on September 19th. Hit the jump for The Zero Theorem trailer! As you’ll see below, it’s pretty great, right?  I like how the tone marries the ache of searching with an element of whimsy, but not the annoying forced whimsy on display in something like Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs.  Gilliam’s film feels like the kind of work that realizes just how many notes there are in life, which is rare for sci-fi.  It’s not an “either or” case of dour versus upbeat, the two can exist together in a rainbow of combinations.  In any case, what’s your favorite Terry Gilliam film?  The Fisher King?  Twelve Monkeys?  Brazil?  Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas?  Lost In La Mancha?  Sound off in the comments.

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Here’s the official synopsis for The Zero Theorem:

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.

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  • Neo Racer

    Straight to flopsville

    • milo

      Let’s see, it’s certainly a tiny budget, it’s releasing on iTunes before releasing in limited theatres a month later, from a director whose biggest hit made 57 million. You’re saying it’s not going to rake in the cash? Way to state the obvious.

      • Ruprect

        “from a director whose biggest hit made 57 million” How ‘Murka-centric of you.

      • ShasOFish

        Also, 12 Monkeys made 168 million. Bit of a difference there, especially on a 29mil budget.

      • Ruprect

        My point exactly. He only gave the box office from Upper Mexico, not from the rest of the world, in a lame attempt to belittle one of the most visually inventive filmakers of our time.

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    • http://www.abstractdawn.co.uk/ Nick Gadman

      I see the film stasi wading in with the first comments just to criticise a film for being different… you just had your Transformer’s fix the other weekend, so pipe down and fuck off.

    • http://www.abstractdawn.co.uk/ Nick Gadman

      I see the film stasi wading in with the first comments just to criticise a film for being different… you just had your Transformer’s fix the other weekend, so pipe down and fuck off.

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  • lobtaylor

    Lol pure garbage !

    • http://www.abstractdawn.co.uk/ Nick Gadman

      Who the fuck puts “lol” as their first word on a comment? Someone of limited vocabulary, intelligence and taste, quite clearly. See that, I sussed you out from 3 words. Don’t worry too much though, the studios are queuing up to make stupid films for fuckwits like you… Expendables 3 is just a few weeks away

  • Alexei

    “the power of love”? ugh…

  • grapes9h5

    Looks super wonderful in that Gilliam way

  • randommale7

    Not amazing but still really good, saw it a few month back when it came out in Aus!

  • Erik Bocek

    Looks amazing you fucking republicans. Totally inspired and visually very reminiscent of Brazil.

  • alk

    eh…seems sort of a waste to have all this hype. Just go straight to VOD and netflix. It’s sure to make some money around there, just for being weird, and word of mouth online.

    • http://www.abstractdawn.co.uk/ Nick Gadman

      You’re right in pointing out that it will probably do more business post release, but it still deserves a chance to run in theatres so that people can see it on the big screen. It’s already hard for niche films to get a cinema release, so if distributors start thinking like that we’re in danger of only having blockbusters in theatres and some small business are already suffering as a result.

    • http://www.abstractdawn.co.uk/ Nick Gadman

      You’re right in pointing out that it will probably do more business post release, but it still deserves a chance to run in theatres so that people can see it on the big screen. It’s already hard for niche films to get a cinema release, so if distributors start thinking like that we’re in danger of only having blockbusters in theatres and some small business are already suffering as a result.

  • alk

    eh…seems sort of a waste to have all this hype. Just go straight to VOD and netflix. It’s sure to make some money around there, just for being weird, and word of mouth online.

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