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Pythons Reunite For Absolutely Anything
They'll voice characters in a new comedy

26 January 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

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Pythons Reunite For Absolutely Anything

If you were secretly hoping that the surviving members of Monty Python might someday make nice and get back together to collaborate on a film, you should feel happy: they’re doing just that. But if you hoped to see them on screen, you’ll have to be satisfied with just hearing their voices, as they’re providing the vocals for CG/live-action sci-fi farce Absolutely Anything.

Terry Jones will be directing the film, which will be based on a script he developed with Gavin Scott across the last 20 years. It finds a group of aliens – voiced by Jones, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese and Michael Palin – who decide to give a human the power to do anything as a lark to see what a cock-up he’ll make of the whole thing. Cue madness and a talking dog named Dennis (to be voiced by Robin Williams) who understands more about what’s going on than anyone else.

If you noticed that there’s a name missing from that list, you’re spot on: Eric Idle has been approached, but has yet to sign on the dotted. "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," producer Mike Medavoy says. "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." Except, you know, the one they released already about the aliens and the talking dog and so on…

Just don’t go expecting the next Holy Grail or Life Of Brian. "It's not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility," Jones told Variety. While we’re excited to see the majority of the Monty men back in one film, it remains to be seen if a CG/live-action comedy is the way to do it…


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The Man who Could Steal the Sunrise?
"Terry Jones will be directing the film, which will be based on a script he developed with Gavin Scott across the last 20 years." Jones developed? The story is drawn DIRECTLY from H.G. Wells's story, "The Man Who Could Work Miracles," which was filmed in 1936 by Alexander Korda. More

Posted by Sage on the Hudson at 10:21 on 31 January 2012 | Report This Post

The Man who Could Steal the Sunrise?
"Terry Jones will be directing the film, which will be based on a script he developed with Gavin Scott across the last 20 years." Jones developed? The story is drawn DIRECTLY from H.G. Wells's story, "The Man Who Could Work Miracles," which was filmed in 1936 by Alexander Korda. More

Posted by Sage on the Hudson at 10:21 on 31 January 2012 | Report This Post

Intellectualising Python humour ...
... is about as sensible as Bicycle Repair Man. More

Posted by Nicky C at 14:55 on 27 January 2012 | Report This Post

Python humour will always work. Count me in! More

Posted by Whistler at 12:47 on 27 January 2012 | Report This Post

Flaccid Python
The title of the new film says it all about their ambitions these days - Absolutely Anything. Once they did ambitious projects like The Life Of Brian or The Holy Grail, now they'll do Absolutely Anything (John Cleese named his last tour The Alimony Tour purely done to make money and "feed the beast"). The previous poster says their humour wouldn't work these days because the Pythons are more right-wing and the audience is more sophisticated, it's nothing to do with that. They're just n More

Posted by BenTramer at 09:13 on 27 January 2012 | Report This Post

Pythons Reunite...?
I'm not sure that the pythonesque kind of humour would work that well these days, particularly in a live action film. They are all a lot older, richer, far more right wing than they used to be and just not...edgy enough. The modern comedy consumer is a lot more sophisticated than it was in the 70's or even 80's, I think they would have to work pretty hard to make something as ground breaking as Life of Brian in the current market. More

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