A few months back, I sat down to give a script titled The Zero Theorem a read. It was a project that Terry Gilliam was developing back in 2009 but had since fallen off the radar. And as I read the story of a reclusive mathematician under pressure from his mysterious employer known only as Management to mathematically prove that existence has or doesn’t has a purpose while dealing with a variety of decidedly odd interruptions to his work I found myself sadly thinking how its skewed look at reality and virtual reality was definitely up Gilliam’s alley.
Well, it looks like Gilliam is going to be tackling the material after all. It has been announced that Gilliam will begin shooting the film in Romania on October 22 with Inglorious Basterds‘ Christoph Waltz in the lead role of Qohen Leth.
The film currently doesn’t have a distributor, but the producers will be shopping it around at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
It is always good news when Terry Gilliam announces a new film. Of course, that good feeling is replaced by several months of holding one’s breath hoping that nothing happens to derail filming.