Terry Gilliam has a unique relationship with science fiction. While many modern directors prefer to show restraint in their dystopian endeavors, this former Monty Python member fully embraces the potential Science Fiction has for truly weird visuals and borderline surreal stories. The Premise: Although it has not yet received a wide release, Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem has a premise that is uniquely thought-provoking: Can we prove life has meaning? According to what pre-release material is available, Christof Waltz's Qohen Leth is ordered to solve "The Zero Theorem", a mathmatical formula that will allegedly prove that life has no purpose. This is an extremely fertile premise for character development, and the trailer promises some attention to such character development by showing Waltz suffering from an existential crisis that such a task would produce. Gilliam's latest has not received a wide release date, which is unsurprising given his notorious rapport with Hollywood studios. Whether this one actually makes it past film festivals is anyone's guess, but here's hoping this great idea (whether it turns out to be a good movie or not) doesn't get lost in the shuffle.
Self-evidently a man who writes for the Internet, Robert also writes films, plays, teleplays, and short stories when he's not working on a movie set somewhere. He lives somewhere behind the Hollywood sign.