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Terry Gilliams Explains Why '2001' Is Better Than 'Close Encounters'; Talks Abandoned 'Time Bandits' TV Series

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • May 7, 2013 2:45 PM
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There’s no doubt Terry Gilliam is one of the chattiest directors out there, and his disdain for mindless popular entertainment is well-documented. During a sit-down interview at Entertainment Weekly’s first ever CapeTown Film Fest, the director answered questions about his career, popular culture, and everything in between.

Bill Murray Courted For A Role In Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 28, 2013 9:37 AM
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Hey wait, didn't this wrap already? With lensing taking place this fall on Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem," and the movie in post-production, you might think it's a matter of putting completed pieces together now, but it seems there are still a couple of things to finish up. The movie has already been operating with a bit of mystery around it, and now here comes another piece of puzzle: it seems there is a role up for grabs and Gilliam wants Bill Murray for it.

Ben Whishaw To Cameo In Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 12, 2012 8:18 AM
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The last year to year and a half or so have been very good to Ben Whishaw. The rising British actor features in two of this fall's biggest films -- The Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer's "Cloud Atlas" and that latest 007 flick "Skyfall" -- and Steven Spielberg wants the actor for his next blockbuster, "Robopocalypse." Before he gets to that though, Whishaw will making a quick pit stop to the set of a film by another acclaimed director.

Matt Damon Reteams With Terry Gilliam For Small Part In 'The Zero Theorem,' Peter Stormare & Sanjeev Bhaska Also Join Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2012 4:03 PM
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The last time Matt Damon and Terry Gilliam worked together, the results weren't so hot. "The Brothers Grimm" was promising on paper, but a bit of mess in execution, a situation only exacerbated by Harvey Weinstein, who famously meddled with Gilliam and disagreed with his approach on the movie. The result? A product that felt compromised when it was released and one that the director lamented. But either way, it seems everyone enjoyed their experience. Damon's 'Grimm' co-star Heath Ledger reteamed with Gilliam for "The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus" before tragically passing in the midst of production, and now Damon will lend a helping hand to "The Zero Theorem."

Tilda Swinton Confirmed For Cameo Role In Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2012 1:48 PM
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More confirmations and little updates continue to roll in for Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem" as shooting is set to get underway in just a few weeks. Yesterday, Brit actor David Thewlis was confirmed as part of the cast, joining Christoph Waltz and Melanie Thierry in the pic. And now another name (one mentioned by Thierry earlier this month) has also been locked down, though for a much smaller role than we had imagined.

David Thewlis Joins Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 6:53 PM
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So far, with Christoph Waltz and Melanie Thierry on board for Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem," things are already looking promising for the picture, and even the rumored names are exciting, with Tilda Swinton recently mentioned (but not confirmed) as one of the participants in the picture. But another actor has come on board, raising the stakes just a bit higher.

Mélanie Thierry Joins Terry Gilliam's 'Zero Theorem,' Says Tilda Swinton Also On Board

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 13, 2012 8:59 AM
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It looks like it's full steam ahead on the next feature film from Terry Gilliam, and so far it's looking quite promising. The director has already lined up Christoph Waltz in the lead role of the sci-fi flick "The Zero Theorem," which apparently mostly takes place in a chapel, centers around four main characters, and possibly includes nudity of some kind. And while word has mostly been quiet since the film was announced back in August, it looks like the cast is beginning to take shape.

Terry Gilliam Says 'Zero Theorem' Will Mostly Take Place In A Chapel, Feature Four Main Characters, Nudity & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2012 10:40 AM
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Yes, Terry Gilliam is finally at work on a new film that is actually greenlit, has funding, is in pre-production and looking at a scheduled shooting start date. Announced last week, "The Zero Theorem" will star Christoph Waltz as Qohen in a futuristic story about a computer hacker whose work to find the reason for human existence is constantly diverted and interrupted thanks to the Management, who send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him. If anything, Gilliam must be glad to be talking about a project that isn't "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote," and indeed he's spilled a few details about what we can expect from his next effort.

Christoph Waltz Starring In Terry Gilliam's Next Film 'The Zero Theorem,' Filming Begins This Fall

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 13, 2012 1:05 PM
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It was just last month that Terry Gilliam said that his long developing, forever plagued "The Who Killed Don Quixote" wouldn't be next, revealing that he was starting work on new film that would come first. "Romania. Let’s just say that I’ve been seen around Bucharest, Romania," he teased. "That’s it. It used to be that Italy was the best place to make quality films without spending a lot of money. Then, after communism, it was Prague. Then Budapest. Now it’s Bucharest." Well, now we know what he's up to and it's pretty exciting.

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