Terry Gilliam's 'Zero Theorem' Hitting US Theaters on September 19

The Zero Theorum trailer
Photo: Amplify / Well Go

Amplify has finally announced they'll release Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem on September 19 while the film has been hitting international territories since opening in Italian theaters last December, Russian theaters in January, the UK in March and additional countries all throughout the year so far, which leads us to this latest international trailer as the film will hit French cinemas on June 25.

The film stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth (Waltz), an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works 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. David Thewlis, Mélanie Thierry, Ben Whishaw, Peter Stormare, Tilda Swinton and Matt Damon co-star.

On top of the September theatrical release, Amplify will release the film On Demand on August 19, now check out this new trailer below.

  • Truman Leonard

    I hope they do release this in theaters in places other than the big Top 2 cities. Would love to see this bad boy on the big screen.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/JNFilms/ JN Films

    Matt Damon!

  • andyluvsfilms

    Judging by the reviews for this one, we could be looking at a director whose best work is behind them. Probably 12 Monkeys.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Foggy/ Liam Fogarty

    Saw it in March. It falls apart in it's third act and some of the subject matter feels too focused yet undefined, but for the most part it's wholly Gilliam's work and makes for some thought provoking material. Won't change your life but won't leave your memory too soon either.

    As for the late arrival in the States, the film pretty much flopped in the UK, after getting a fairly wide release as well, it only managed to take in a couple of thousand pounds and opened outside the Top 10 (and was beaten by the far less advertised and distributed Under the Skin)

    • http://letterboxd.com/jchastained/ JessicaChastained

      Same here in Australia, didn't even get advertised really

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Winchester/ Winchester

      Agreed on the UK, I was mildly interested in it, but I only realised it had been released in my cinema as it was on it's way out. Just need to be a rental instead. I saw no advertising for it at all.

    • Jono Gilmurray

      WIDE RELEASE??? That's a joke, right? It was released in a handful of independent cinemas, often running only for a day or two; and there was (ironically) ZERO publicity. In Bristol, it played for two nights in a tiny little independent cinema, where I failed to get in as I arrived too late; there were queues around the block, and at least 50 people were turned away. That was the closest screening within around 50 miles. Under the Skin, on the other hand, was given wide publicity and had extended runs at a far, far greater number of cinemas. The Zero Theorem was well and truly BURIED in the UK, which was the greatest cinematic crime of the 21st century. It's a breathtaking film. Take the opportunity that plenty of us Gilliam fans in the UK didn't get to go and see it on the big screen - you won't regret it.

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Foggy/ Liam Fogarty

        According to box office mojo, Under the Skin was released into 47 theatres while The Zero Theorem was released into 136 upon opening weekend.


        I was able to watch The Zero Theorem in my local Vue and Odeon, while I had to travel to my nearest Picturehouse to watch Under the Skin.

  • http://www.rabidpictures.com yrabadi

    I'm very intrigued. Visually, it looks stunning.