I love Monty Python, for me the Python’s created some of the most genius, side-splitting and painfully funny sketches of all time, and their movies can never be topped for pure comedy brilliance. The cheeky chaps are geniuses, and yes they have all gone their separate ways and continued their own success stories, but the thought of them all working together again always fills me with joy. It looks like it might be happening, as Terry Jones is getting set to direct a sci-fi comedy with the help of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and former Python producer Mike Medavoy. Sadly Eric Idle is yet to get involved, but one can only hope.
The new comedy titled ‘Absolutely Anything’ tells the story of a group of CGI aliens (voiced by Cleese, Gilliam and Palin) who grant a human the power to do “absolutely anything” just to watch him mess it all up. In true Python style, he does mess it all up! Robin Williams has also been asked to voice a Dog, and also play a pompous Frenchman as well.
“Terry and Gavin have crafted a classic farce — something I feel I know a little about after all the ‘Pink Panther’ pictures we did with Blake Edwards at United Artists,” Medavoy said. “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 Everything’ delightfully defies a logline.”
I can’t wait for this!
By Matt Wavish