I've always enjoyed the comedic entertainment that Monty Python has brought us over the years. I'm excited to report that the classic comedy group is coming back together to bring us a sci-fi comedy called Absolutely Anything!
The movie will be a combination of CGI and live action. Terry Jones (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian) is set to direct the movie, and Mike Medavoy (Life of Brian, Black Swan) will produce. It's set to go into production in the UK this spring!
According to Variety, "the Pythons [will be] voicing key roles as a 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. There's also a talking dog named Dennis who seems to understand more about the mayhem that ensues than anyone else does. Robin Williams will voice the character."
Having grown up watching and enjoying Monty Python, I couldn't be more excited about this news! Jones did go on to say, "it's not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility," which is good enough for me! The last time the five surviving troupe members last appeared together was in 1998 at the Aspen Comedy Festival along with an urn that allegedly contained the ashes of late member Graham Chapman. It will be amazing to see them all working together again.
Medavoy went on to explain, "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. 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."
I can't wait to see this movie! Are you excited to hear that the Monty Python group is coming back together to deliver us more awesome entertainment?