Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
Find out how here
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
David Ayer May Send The Suicide Squad Into Battle
Fury director considering DC Entertainment film
Gary Whitta Hired To Write Mark Millar Adaptation
From Star Wars to Starlight
Pete's Dragon Finds Two Young Stars
Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence score the leads
Supergirl Headed To The Small Screen
US network CBS picks up a show from the pages of DC
Anthony Mackie Says Our Brand Is Crisis
Set to join Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton
Amber Heard Joins Magic Mike XXL
She's snagged a lead role
Nick Frost Heads To Doctor Who
For this year's Christmas episode
Max Borenstein On To Write Godzilla Sequel
He's back with the big beasts
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 September 2014
Big Eyes Trailer Arrives
Tim Burton chronicles a real-life art scandal
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Tarzan
01 June 2016
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Zero Theorem (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Epic (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Liar's Autobiography
Empire Star Rating
Django Unchained (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Waltz Figures Out The Zero Theorem
Terry Gilliam's latest!

13 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Waltz Figures Out The Zero Theorem

Now here’s a dream team if ever we saw one. It looks like Terry Gilliam’s filmmaking fortunes might be looking up again* as he’s snagged Inglourious Basterds’ Christoph Waltz to star in The Zero Theorem.

The film has been quietly in development for about three years now, with Billy Bob Thornton originally attached to the lead. From the sounds of the synopsis, this one bears all the hallmarks of classic Gilliam, with Waltz’ cachet hopefully keeping any financing issues at bay.

Pat Rushin wrote the script, which finds Waltz’s Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius troubled by existential crises, toiling at his work in a world controlled by a shadowy figure called Management. And it gets stranger. Though Leth has retreated from the world to escape the glare of Management’s omnipresent “Mancams”, he’s tempted by surprise visits from Bainsley, who brings the lure of virtual sex. Also dropping by is Bob, the rebellious, super-smart teenage son of Management who seems to want to aid Leth in his research into the Zero Theorem, a search for the purpose of existence. But could Bob have a darker, more devious plan, one crafted by his father?

You’ll just have to watch the movie to find that one out and – good news! – Gilliam is actually in pre-production now, with shooting set for October in Romania’s Mediapro Studios. Our fingers, toes and anything else we can find are crossed in the hopes of this becoming a true Gilliam head-twister.

Waltz, meanwhile, will next be seen reuniting with Basterds’ director Tarantino for Django Unchained, due here on January 18 next year.

*Yes, we do realise that by writing that, we’ve probably doomed him to failure, for which we can only humbly apologise.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Scorsese's Sinatra Swings With Billy Ray
He's re-writing the biopic script
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

Join the Facebook page!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Zero-Theorem/1585 61520934377?sk=info More

Posted by OT at 13:01 on 30 August 2012 | Report This Post

FLASHMAN
Ok................let's see....................Waltz gets a sore toe and has to replaced by Christopher Plummer who is double booked and is replaced by David - The Royal Bodyguard - Jason; the D of Ph is kidnapped and after the earthquake, Romania has a coup........................ More

Posted by Frank Comiskey at 13:53 on 14 August 2012 | Report This Post

I actually liked his movies. Imaginarium was amazing. Shame people don't gave enough imagination to enjoy these films and give them the repeat viewings they deserve. Instead they watch Step Up 28 4D. Looking forward to Gilliam's latest. More

Posted by Fallen Giant at 02:52 on 14 August 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: The Streaming Services Will Be Major Studios
(Or how Hollywood will have to start worrying about Netflix)

The Empire Podcast #129: Liam Neeson Interview
Plus Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger and Jessica Brown Findlay drop by to talk The Riot Club

The Future Of Film: We'll Be Watching Films In Virtual Reality
Immerse cinema aims to become the must-have experience for the filmgoers of the future

The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)