Terry Gilliam to Direct Zero Theorem

Terry Gilliam has announced plans for his next film, which may start shooting as soon as May.

Zero Theorem will revolve around a reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst who is hard at work on a project designed to discover the meaning of life,.

Billy Bob Thornton is attached to star, with Richard and Dean Zanuck producing the flick.

Gilliam is still in post-production on The Imaginarium, which stars Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell and the late Heath Ledger.