Friday, January 27, 2012
If You Close Your Eyes and Squint, There's Kind of a New Monty Python Movie Coming (Not Really)
From variety, Members of Monty Python's Flying Circus are reteaming for "Absolutely Anything," a sci-fi farce combining CGI and live action, with Terry Jones to direct and Mike Medavoy to produce.
Plans are for filming to begin in the U.K. this spring, with the Pythons 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.
From toplessrobot, Besides Terry Jones as director, Variety goes on to report that John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin have already agreed to do voices for the film, and that producers are "attempting" to sign Eric Idle (call me crazy, but I'm willing to bet he does it). Which makes it as full a reunion as we're going to get... and also Robin Williams will be there. ...nnngyeengh? (rueful shrug) Look, this may be our last chance for any sort of Python reunion, so let's just take what we can get here. We can complain about it how it sucks after they're all dead.