Can it be? The iconic group of legendary British actors, back together again for another Monty Python film? Well not exactly, but the famed comedians are joining forces again to star in a film directed by fellow member Terry Jones.
It’s called absoultely anything, and has been described as a Sci-Fi farce that combines live-action acting with CGI.According to Variety, the film is set to begin shooting later this year, with the Pythons voicing aliens who embew an earthling with the power to do “absolutely anything”.
Naturally, things go horribly awry, while Robin Williams voices a dog named Dennis that tries to make sense of the mess following the lead character.
“It’s not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility,” Jones told Variety. “Terry and Gavin have crafted a classic farce — something I feel I know a little bit about after all the ‘Pink Panther’ pictures we did with Blake Edwards at United Artists,” Producer Mike Medavoy added.
“In fact, the movie even has a pompous Frenchman reminiscent of Inspector Clouseau — but there the similarity ends. Like all projects originated by any of the Monty Python guys, ‘Absolutely Anything’ delightfully defies a logline.”
So far, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin are in, while Eric Idle must still confirm. The last time that the group was together, was for the Aspen 1998 Comedy special, where they were joined by the ashes of late member Graham Chapman.
Which Gilliam accidentally knocked over and vacuumed up later in the show. This will be the first film for Jones in quite a while, so lets hope that he hasn’t lost his unique touch in recent years.
Last Updated: January 27, 2012