Terry Gilliam’s New Film ‘Zero Theorem’ Is Just As Weird As We Hoped [VIDEO]
Through what I assume is a small black hole attached to Minnesota native Terry Gilliam’s computer, the trailer for his new film Zero Theorem has leaked online. Trust me when I say the video is (was?) below. You should watch it ASAP, because it could be yanked at any time. As you’ll see (or not), it bears a watermark embedded over the video explaining it’s for ‘Not For Distribution. For Internal Screening Purposes Only’.
That may be a warning, but if the evidence collected from Gilliam’s past is to be used, it may just mean we’re supposed to swallow our phone and watch the video from there.
The former Monty Python illustrator (and sometimes idiot Brit-pub-knob) is known for his stylized, quirky films; Time Bandits, The Adventures of Baron Munchhausen, Brazil, and cult classic (like they’re not all cult classics) Twelve Monkeys. Most recently he directed The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus and Tideland, both monetary and critical flops.
But it seems as if he’s returned to a Brazil-like world for Zero Theorem. It plants Christoph Walz as the main main character in a job of incessant number crunching, which he excels at so well he is promoted to a top-secret project.
I’ve been a big fan of Gilliam’s movies for a very long time and I’m glad to see he’s just as bizzare, fringey and over-the-top cartoonish as ever. It’s probably because I see the same world as he does.
UPDATE: OK SO I TOLD YOU SO – THE VIDEO HAS BEEN YANKED. BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE IT HERE ON TUMBLR