Jack O'Connell has signed on to star in Terry Gilliam's long-awaited Don Quixote, which will start shooting next spring for a May 2016 release. John Hurt is expected to appear as the title character, although he was not mentioned in Variety's article.
The project offers a modern-day satirical take on Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra's original novel, following a jaded commercial director named Toby (Jack O'Connell), who arrives in Spain for a shoot. There, a gypsy sneaks his student film, a "lyrical re-working" of Don Quixote set in a Spanish village, into Toby's possession. After watching the movie, Toby sets off on a quest to find the village where it was shot, getting in a series of misadventures along the way.Read More
Director Rian Johnson, known for his cult classics Looper, The Brothers Bloom, and Brick, is a geek's geek. And nearly anyone who knows his work is ecstatic that he will be taking on Star Wars: Episode VIII and most likely the final chapter in this trilogy Star Wars: Episode IX. One of those fans who can't wait to see Rian Johnson's own interpretation of George Lucas' universe is iconic and legendary filmmaker in his own right Terry Gilliam. Recently, the two had a conversation about entering that galaxy far, far away, where Johnson opened up about the experience, explaining the emotion that is going into the project.
Terry Gilliam, a man who often has a hard time finding financing for his own projects, is about to release The Zero Theorem, in theaters this Friday. He appeared on the Talk House podcast, where he was joined by Rian Johnson. Mid-conversation, Terry Gilliam learns that Rian Johnson is taking on the huge responsibility of resurrecting the Star Wars universe after J.J. Abrams gets done with it.Read More
Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have teamed up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam's science-fiction opus, The Zero Theorem. The partners will release the film to theaters across the US in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights, with Well Go USA releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray.
Directed by Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Monty Python and The Holy Grail), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the lack thereof - once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn't fully trust, including the flirtatious Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry), Management's wunderkind son Bob (Lucas Hedges), his unpredictable colleague Joby (David Thewlis), and would-be digital therapist Dr. Shrink-Rom (Tilda Swinton), it's only when he experiences the power of love and desire that he's able to understand his own reason for being.Read More
It has been more than ten years since 2003's Lost in La Mancha documentary told the harrowing tale of director Terry Gilliam and star Johnny Depp attempting to make the infamous The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a long gestating and often troubled movie that has been Gilliam's passion project for more than two decades. Now, the director is back at it, and claims that shooting on a reworked Don Quixote starts this September.
Empire Magazine recently caught up with the filmmaker to discuss The Zero Theorem, where Terry revealed that The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is heading to the Canary Islands on September 29. Spanish producer Adrián Guerra (Grand Piano) helped raise the capital to get the movie back on its feet.Read More
Director Terry Gilliam returns with his first feature film in four years, The Zero Theorem, which makes its world debut at the Venice Film Festival next month. While the drama hasn't been given a release date yet, we have the first poster, a new photo and a statement from the filmmaker where he explains what the story means to him. Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Tilda Swinton and Ben Whishaw lead an all-star cast in this drama about a hacker who tries to discover the meaning of human existence. Take a look at the one-sheet and photo, then read on to see how Terry Gilliam compares this movie to his futuristic classic Brazil."When I made Brazil in 1984, I was trying to paint a picture of the world I thought we were living in then. The Zero Theorem is a glimpse of the world I think we are living in now. Pat Rushin's script intrigued me with the many pertinent questions raised in his funny, philosophic, and touching tale.
For example: What gives meaning to our lives, brings us happiness? Can we ever find solitude in an increasingly connected, constricted world? Is that world under control or simply chaotic?Read More
Check out the first two official pictures from Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem starring Christoph Waltz, released to coincide with the exclusive footage shared at Comic Con today!
Directed by Oscar nominee Terry Gilliam, The Zero Theorem revolves around an eccentric and reclusive computer genius (two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz) plagued with existential angst who works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence or the lack thereof once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.Read More