Comparing the film to "12 Monkeys," Gilliam says the logline for the movie makes it sound heavier than it will likely turn out. "It's very funny. That synopsis sounds much darker and broodier than it is," he told Dreams, a fansite for the director, as he gave his own summation of the story. "The main character is literally living in this burnt-out chapel which one could take as a metaphor for old beliefs and old systems. He's a computer genius but he's just sitting there waiting for a phone call, which he's hoping will give meaning to his life....It really is about relationships, and discovering what's really important in life."
And at least at the script stage, there is some nudity, but how much makes it into the final movie, Gilliam is still sorting out. "There is a bit of nudity in the script, whether it will be that nude in the film I don't know. When you've got people flying around through space, sucked into black holes naked… that can be very difficult to do," he said, revealing even more curious elements that perhaps make the film sound like some kind of sci-fi epic. But Gilliam elaborates that the setting is rather contained.