New images released for Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, starring Christoph Waltz





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The first images from Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem have been released, courtesy of Empire. Christoph Waltz, who plays Qohen Leth, a man who is an eccentric computer genius bent on discovering the purpose of existence, or lack thereof, through a mysterious project, can be seen in two images, who Gilliam says the character is “waiting for a phone call that will give meaning to his life”.

Gilliam told Empire that the film has parallels with his 1985 film, Brazil, saying, “It’s not really sci-fi. It’s like Brazil, which also isn’t really sci-fi.”

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.

The film also stars Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Ben Whishaw, Peter Stormare and David Thewlis.

The Zero Theorem is slated for a 2014 release date.

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