International Premiere of the new Python documentary Monty Python – The Meaning of Live and Special Screenings of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, and Monty Python’s meaning of Life to play at TFF April 24-26.
Syfy’s TV adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys has been scheduled – the series will premiere on Friday, January 16th, 2015.
The series follows a time traveler (Stanford, above left, with Amanda Schull and Emily Hampshire) from the year 2043, who comes to our present to try to prevent a deadly plague that eventually will destroy the human race.
Details follow the jump.
Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem has a new trailer. The Zero Theorem: Everything adds up to zero. Which is about as straightforward as a Terry Gilliam film can get.
The Zero Theroem stars Oscar®-winner Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry (Now You See Me) and David Thewlis.
Things that make you go, ‘Wait! What?’ – Terry Gilliam’s 1995 sci-fi classic 12 Monkeys could be coming to television – as a series! Syfy has greenlighted a pilot based on the time travel movie that starred Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis and Madeline Stowe. The film had a time traveler appear in the present to prevent a deadly plague that would almost destroy the human race.
Production of the pilot is due to begin in November. The press release appears after the jump.
We all know the story of how Heath Ledger’s death almost derailed Terry Gilliam’s latest film – and how three of Ledger’s friends [Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell] stepped in to finish the film after Gilliam tweaked the script to allow for their presences. The result, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, is one of Gilliam’s most accessible and intriguing films in years.
The story involves a series of bets between former monk Parnassus [Christopher Plummer] and Mr Nick, aka The Devil [Tom Waits] that have led to Mr. Nick’s claim on Parnassus’ daughter, Valentina [Lily Cole] in a few days from the film’s opening moments. Parnassus and his daughter have a travelling show that allows anyone who’s willing to take the chance to have their imagination unfettered in a world on the other side of a peculiar mirror. Also part of the presentation is Anton [Andrew Garfield] and the sarcastic – and almost always right Percy [Verne Troyer].
Monty Python: The Other British Invasion is a collection of two documentaries and two short featurettes that deal with how the famous comedy troupe came together and their effect on American TV comedy.
The first doc, the [appropriately] black & white Before the Flying Circus, looks at how the members of the group came together and what their influences were. The five remaining Pythons and various key figures in their evolution are interviewed at length and these interviews are juxtaposed with photos and clips that illustrate that evolution. The second, Monty Python Conquers America chronicles the stealth comedy bombing of American comic sensibilities and how the troupe’s literate silliness changed American TV comedy.