Comic-Con has now officially kicked off, with the first day including the screening of some footage from Terry Gilliam’s upcoming movie, The Zero Theorem. While you had to be in San Diego to see that (although there’s a chance it’ll pop up online), the first two official images from the film have also been released, via Empire.
Zero Theorem is about an eccentric and reclusive computer genius (Christoph Waltz), who is plagued with existential angst while working 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.
The story, by Pat Rushin, was partially inspired by Gilliam’s own Brazil, so it’s very apt Terry has taken the project on.
Ben Whishaw, Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, David Thewlis, Mélanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges and Sanjeev Bhaskar co-star. No UK or US release date is currently set.