Terry Gilliam, in an interview with his fansite, “Dreams”, has revealed more information about The Zero Theorem. It is a funny, character-driven piece with a very short shooting schedule: Only a little over 30 days! Therefore it’s crucial to have the very best actors, hence wanting Christoph Waltz on board for it, which is some high praise! Although the dystopian feel to the film has reminded some fans of 12 Monkeys, Gilliam insists it is a comedy about a man in search of the meaning of life but keeps getting distracted by an annoying teenager and a lusty girl who fancies him. He’s also spoken about the nudity and other elements to the film, emphasizing that it may not make it into the final cut. It is another ‘small space’ film for Mr. Waltz, as he will be in a chapel for most of the picture, and Gilliam reports this will be a challenge to him as a director.
It all sounds extremely exciting and we can’t wait to hear more about the production as it gets underway! What are your thoughts? Comment below!