It is always comforting to know there is a new Terry Gilliam film on the horizon, and while the director’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has yet again been delayed, something new has now been announced. Deadline is reporting that Gilliam’s first film since the brilliant, The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus, will be yet another slice of the bizarre, and Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds, Carnage) is set to star.
In The Zero Theorem, Waltz will play Qohen Leth, a man who is an eccentric computer genius bent on discovering the purpose of existence, or lack therof, through a mysterious project.
The script by Pat Rushin takes place in “an Orwellian corporate world where ‘mancams’ serve as the eyes of a shadowy figure known only as Mangaement.” Waltz’s character is distracted by a love interest pestering him with “virtual sex” propositions and the rebellious teenage son of Management. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that Management is none too happy about Leth’s mysterious project. Production is scheduled to get underway in Europe on October 22nd.
By Matt Wavish