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Watch: Terry Gilliam Talks His Career In 45-Minute Chat, Plus Clips, Featurettes & 25 New Pics From ‘Zero Theorem’

  • By Ben Brock
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  • March 19, 2014 10:48 AM
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Zero Theorem
Terry Gilliam's “The Zero Theorem,” which is the very first thing on our Best Films on 2014 We've Already Seen list, and which our own Oliver Lyttleton gave a pretty decent review in Venice, finally found a US distributor a couple of weeks ago and will hit American screens this summer. In the meantime it's appearing in various parts of the world already, and was released in the UK last week.

Watch: New Clip And Images From 'The Zero Theorem,' Terry Gilliam Responds To Zack Snyder

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 10:37 AM
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The Zero Theorem
"Watchmen" may have come out five years ago, but it feels like yesterday given the back-and-forth that's happening through the various participants in the project. Joel Silver, producer of the version that was once slated be directed by Terry Gilliam, started the ball rolling by calling out Zack Snyder's film as being a "slave" to Alan Moore's comic. Snyder didn't take long to respond, declaring that his movie was made to "save it from the Terry Gilliams of the world," and now Gilliam himself has entered the fray.

Zack Snyder Hits Back, Says He Made 'Watchmen' "To Save It From The Terry Gilliams Of The World"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 3, 2014 11:44 AM
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Zack Snyder Watchmen
It looks like we now have a new, cinematic beef to follow. Sort of. Last week, producer Joel Silver declared that Zack Snyder's take on "Watchmen" was a "slave" to Alan Moore's comic, and that his proposed version that had been brewing at 20th Century Fox with Terry Gilliam, would've been better (though it would've essentially ditched Doctor Manhattan). Well, it hasn't taken long for Snyder to respond.

Joel Silver Says Zack Snyder's 'Watchmen' A "Slave" To Comic, Terry Gilliam's Version Had No Dr. Manhattan

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 26, 2014 1:19 PM
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Watchmen
Up there in the pantheon of Movies Terry Gilliam Almost Made, riding right near the top (beneath "Harry Potter") is an adaptation of Alan Moore's "Watchmen." In case you weren't aware, before Zack Snyder got his slow-motion, "Hallejuah"-scored-sex-scene hands on the comic, the project was set up over at 20th Century Fox where Joel Silver and Gilliam were working on it. Obviously, it never came to pass, with Gilliam saying the material was "unfilmable," but today Silver sheds a light on just how different their version would have been.

Terry Gilliam Considering Crowdfunding For 'Don Quixote,' Says He Was Offered To Direct A Fellini Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2014 10:41 AM
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Terry Gilliam
"I’ve been pestered to do it for years, and there’s something that bothers me about it," Terry Gilliam told us last summer about the idea of crowd-funding a film. "I think the fact that a couple have managed to pull off something does not mean everybody is going to." But it looks like the filmmaker has had a change of heart.

Watch: Go Behind-The-Scenes Of Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' With New Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2014 9:20 AM
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The Zero Theorem
"It’s impossible to predict," Terry Gilliam told us last August on the eve of the world premiere of "The Zero Theorem" at the Venice Film Festival. "Fewer people have seen 'Zero Theorem' during the making of it and the editing of it than any film I’ve done. The basis of any predictions is not solid. Harry Knowles, he said it was the best thing I’ve done since 'Brazil' and watched it three times in a row. That kind of excitement and enthusiasm about a film is what I love and it doesn’t mean it’ll find a monstrously huge audience, but there's enough of an audience for it. I just keep clinging to the fact that 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Singin’ in the Rain' weren’t big hits when they came out."

Terry Gilliam: My Life In 8 Movies

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 4, 2014 3:27 PM
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Kicking off what may be a semi-regular series, the wonderful Terry Gilliam proved totally game for the challenge when we found we had a few minutes to spare at the end of our interview at the Göteborg International Film Festival (you can find the rest of it here). Essentially, the idea is that while we're interested in our favorite filmmakers’ films, we’re also interested in what they’re interested in, and we hope you might be too.

Interview: Terry Gilliam On Rewriting 'Don Quixote,' His Role In 'Jupiter Ascending' & Lacking Diplomacy

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 3, 2014 2:49 PM
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Terry Gilliam, Zero Theorem
Terry Gilliam is fast becoming one of our favorite interviewees, so in general we take every opportunity we can to talk to him. Just after its Venice premiere, we had a long chat about his new film and at-least-partial return to form, “The Zero Theorem,” and then early last month we talked again in Marrakech. Which meant that during our time with him at the Göteborg International Film Festival this week, we found ourselves in the unusually luxurious position of having time to talk about other things, cabbages and kings.

Watch: Christoph Waltz Tries To Solve 'The Zero Theorem' In New Trailer For Terry Gilliam's Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2014 2:10 PM
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Zero Theorem
" 'Zero Theorem' was more a reaction to the connected world," director Terry Gilliam told us at the Marrakech Film Festival in December. "We all exist as part of the connection, we are a neuron in this bigger thing, can we disconnect? Can solitude be more interesting? I don’t know if people know who they are unless they spend time alone...they only know reactions, tweets etc, not actual existences. So that’s what interested me in the script, and we just started working. The film is much different than the film we started with. I like this film!" But will we like it? The first official trailer is here to make the case.

First Concept Art For Terry Gilliam's 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 12:17 PM
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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Concept Art
If the curse is lifted, all things go according to plan, Terry Gilliam will finally make "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" in 2014. Really. The director has long talked about re-mounting the project, wavering from being about ready to give up on the long gestating project, to spending most of the fall announcing it would be shooting this year. Indeed, it was recently that Gilliam revealed an October 3rd start date for the movie, while also adding the film indeed had financing. And now he's sharing new his new vision for the project.

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