Casting News on Terry Gilliam’s Newest Flick, The Zero Theorem
Deadline.com is reporting that filmmaker extraordinaire, Terry Gilliam, is in preproduction in Romania on his new film, THE ZERO THEOREM (set to begin shooting on October 22, 2012). The film is written by Pat Rushin and according to deadline.com, Christoph Waltz is set to star as:
Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius 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.
This will be Waltz’s next film after being in the two Tarantino films, INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (which won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) and DJANGO UNCHAINED. Here’s the plot crunch:
Living in an Orwellian corporate world where “mancams” serve as the eyes of a shadowy figure known only as Management, Leth (Waltz) works on a solution to the strange theorem while living as a virtual cloistered monk in his home—the shattered interior of a fire-damaged chapel. His isolation and work are interrupted now and then by surprise visits from Bainsley, a flamboyantly lusty love interest who tempts him with “tantric biotelemetric interfacing” (virtual sex) and Bob. Latter is the rebellious whiz-kid teenage son of Management who, with a combination of insult-comedy and an evolving true friendship, spurs on Qohen’s efforts at solving the theorem. But these visits turn out to be intentional diversions orchestrated by Management to keep control of Qohen’s progress. Bob creates a virtual reality “inner-space” suit that will carry Qohen on an inward voyage, a close encounter with the hidden dimensions and truth of his own soul, wherein lie the answers both he and Management are seeking. The suit and supporting computer technology will perform an inventory of Qohen’s soul, either proving or disproving the Zero Theorem.
I know this sounds nothing like a horror movie, but I LOVE Terry Gilliam and this movie sounds like we’re gonna get a classic Gilliam flick!! I’m really looking forward to this one … are you?