“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.
The director has hit Facebook providing a typically cheeky response, writing: “…here’s a puzzle: Who are ‘The Terry Gilliam’s of the world’? Apparently the film of The Watchmen was made to save it from them. Who are they? What threat to the world do they pose? Can we stop them before they destroy other films of graphic novels?”
And we’re likely to hear more thoughts on the matter from the usually unfiltered Gillliam soon enough as he does the rounds for his upcoming “The Zero Theorem.” Speaking of which, the futuristic movie has unveiled a new clip featuring Christoph Waltz‘s math problem solving Qohen in a therapy session with the virtual doctor played by Tilda Swinton. There’s also a few new pics to check out as well.
“The Zero Theorem” opens in the UK on March 14th. Amplify and Well Go USA will release the film this summer in the US.