And now, for something completely different.
Surviving Monty Python ‘s Flying Circus members Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese, and Terry Gilliam are set to reteam for the sci-fi farce ‘Absolutely Anything.’ Producers are reportedly in talks with Eric Idle to board the project.
Combining CGI and live action, the film will follow “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.” The troupe members will voice the aliens, with Robin Williams attached to voice a talking dog named Dennis who seems to understand more about the mayhem that ensues than anyone else does.
Jones will direct ‘Absolutely Anything’ from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gavin Scott. “It’s not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility,” the director told Variety.
Producer Mike Medavoy said, “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.”