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Sci-Fi Comedy Reunites Monty Python Members

Though the remaining members of the Monty Python troupe manage to stay busy with their own projects, their paths must inevitably collide from time to time. They’ve rarely appeared together as Monty Python since the death of Graham Chapman in 1989, but a new project is in the works and it will bring them together once again.

Absolutely Anything is a live-action/CGI sci-fi comedy that will feature the Monty Python gang voicing a group of aliens.

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.

The director, Terry Jones, told Variety, “it’s not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility.” And this is coming from the guy responsible for co-directing Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and solo directing Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.

I’ll take it.

(Variety via /Film)


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