- 28 January 2012
- By John Howell
I didn't expect this one! Looks like the entire living Monty Python team are reuniting for a new science fiction comedy film called Absolutely Anything, directed by Python member Terry Jones.
Variety reports that the film will be a "sci-fi farce" that will combine live action (real actors) and computer animation. Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle will all voice key roles as a group of aliens "who endow an earthling with the power to do 'absolutely anything' to see what a mess he'll make of things - which is precisely what happens."
Robin Williams will provide the voice for a talking dog named Dennis, who seems to understand more about what's going on than anyone else.
Additionally, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese and Michael Palin have agreed to perform in person, with producers attempting to sign Eric Idle on for an acting role too.
As a long time Python fan, this is the best news I've heard this year (although I do realise it's quite early in the new year).
"It's not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility," Jones said.
The script has been written by Jones and Gavin Scott over the last two decades.
Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail in 1974 with Terry Gilliam and was in the Director's chair for the iconic Life of Brian and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
This is now at the top of my list of must see movies. A bit too early for a release date, but we'll keep you informed.
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