There’s no better way to hear about a Terry Gilliam project than after it’s already developed, greenlit, and ready to shoot. When you know he’ll be rolling cameras in a mere two months, it’s even better. I guess cleaning up the ole office has paid off.

Zero Theorem is not a new project for Gilliam, but it’s a particularly well-suited one for the eccentric director as it involves “Orwellian corporate world where “mancams” serve as the eyes of a shadowy figure known only as Management,” while its lead character Leth searches for answers to life and existence through strange experiments. This is a script from Pat Rushin that Gilliam was attached to years ago, but now the project has Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz set to star as he follows up his turn in Django Unchained.

Even with Waltz involvement in Gilliam’s film it would be unwise to expect a particularly elaborate production, but one hope’s there are resources enough for the detail-oriented auteur to pull of this film full of existential exploration, “virtual reality ‘inner-space’ suits,” and other bizarre flourishes.


source | Deadline