First poster for Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem revealed

"It's a glimpse of the world we're living in"

The first, electro-cool poster for Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem has been unveiled, and it's an eye-catching oddity.

Looking like a cross between Tron and Arthur Christmas, it seems to be set in a church, where a red-suited figure works on a funky, futuristic computer.

Check it out below...



Could that be Christoph Waltz typing away? The film's plot centres around his computer hacker, whose search for the meaning of life is continually interrupted by the Management (Matt Damon).

The director also released a statement about the film, comparing it to his classic 1984 opus Brazil.

"When I made Brazil in 1984, I was trying to paint a picture of the world I thought we were living in then," he says. "The Zero Theorem is a glimpse of the world I think we are living in now."

Adding that Pat Rushin's script deals in "funny, philosophic and touching" existential ideas, Gilliam goes on to say that the film throws up certain questions.

He says: "For example: What gives meaning to our lives, brings us happiness? Can we ever be alone in our increasingly connected and constricted world? Is that world under control or simply chaotic?

"We’ve tried to make a film that is honest, funny, beautiful, and surprising; a simple film about a complex modern man waiting for a call to give meaning to his life; about inescapable relationships and the longing for love.

"The results surprised even me. I’m proud to have been part of The Zero Theorem."

This just became one of our most highly-anticipated films of the year.

The Zero Theorem is yet to receive a UK release date.

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Comments

    • thedanieljson

      Aug 22nd 2013, 9:17

      Glad to see Gilliam going in a quirky, zany direction for once.

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    • CWItalia

      Aug 23rd 2013, 7:33

      The hooded figure is indeed Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, he's the protagonist.

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    • GarthMarenghi

      Aug 26th 2013, 14:34

      Very exciting! A Terry Gilliam movie is always a joy, even the flawed ones. So nice to read about something that isn't a franchise or a remake.

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