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Watch: Christoph Waltz Stars in a Trippy Trailer for New Terry Gilliam Odyssey 'The Zero Theorem'

By Taylor Lindsay | Indiewire January 28, 2014 at 4:39PM

You probably can't tell exactly what the plot of "The Zero Theorem" is by watching the trailer alone -- but you can tell it's very Terry Gilliam.

You probably can't tell exactly what the plot of "The Zero Theorem" is by watching the trailer alone. But you can tell it's very Terry Gilliam. Christoph Waltz and Matt Damon star in Gilliam's latest, the story of a computer hacker in an Orwellian world trying to find the reason for human existence. To stymie him, the Management (Damon) sends his teenage son and a voluptuous temptress. At first glance, the film looks like a cousin to "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus" or "Brazil," probably complete with similar quirk and darkness.

READ MORE: Terry Gilliam on Why 'The Zero Theorem' is the Most 'Extreme' Film He's Made and Where He's at With 'Don Quixote'

"I don't particularly like sci-fi and I never think I'm doing sci-fi," Gilliam said of the film. "The past, the present and the future are altogether all the time. We live in an age when I've got one hand on an iPhone, and with the other I'm hand cranking my coffee grinder." "The Zero Theorem" premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, and doesn't yet have a U.S. theatrical release date. Check out the trailer below:

This article is related to: Terry Gilliam, Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, The Zero Theorem, Trailers

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