Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
You Could Be In The Conjuring 2
…assuming you’re a child and happy to be haunted
New Featurette For Maggie Smith's The Lady In The Van
Welcome to the Best Exotic Marigold Transit
Tangled TV Series In The Works
Disney's ready to let down its hair again
Exclusive New Song Of The Sea Poster
And the Oscar-nominated animation gets a UK trailer
Trailer For Carey Mulligan's Suffragette Arrives
Plus! The film will open this year's BFI London Film Festival
Adam Nimoy Crowd Funding For The Love Of Spock
Celebrating his father's life and work
New Red Band Ted 2 Trailer Drops In
12 Angry Bears
Agent Carter Gets A UK Release Date
The first season of Hayley Atwell's Marvel show will air in July
New Batch Of Ant-Man Stills Arrive
Plus! A new t-antalising TV spot...
First Teaser For Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
A brief glimpse of Jurassic larks
Jason Isaacs Cast In A Cure For Wellness
Gore Verbinski has found the film's villain
New Paper Towns Trailer Online
You have to get lost before you find yourself
Clint Eastwood Finds A New Biopic To Direct
He may tackle hero pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger
A Royal Affair's Nikolaj Arcel Chosen To Direct The Dark Tower
He's starting talks for the Stephen King adaptation
James Gunn Teases New Guardians Of The Galaxy Title
Sequel may not be just Guardians 2
Prison Break May Return For Limited Series
Miller & Purcell in chokey again
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
06 May 2015
Alec Baldwin And More Voicing Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad
James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy also aboard
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Last Impresario (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Zero Theorem (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Planes (2013)
Empire Star Rating
A Liar's Autobiography
Empire Star Rating
Winnie The Pooh (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Liar's Autobiography Trailer Online
Graham Chapman's life gets animated

03 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Youtube

submit to reddit

Though he has been an ex-Python and former living person since 1989, the surviving members of the Monty Python team have always tried to include Graham Chapman in appearances – even if it means spilling an urn full of his “ashes” during events. But now the comedy genius is getting a proper tribute in the form of an animated film based on his reading of his memoirs. The first trailer for A Liar's Autobiography has arrived courtesy of the Pythons’ own YouTube channel and can be watched below. But be careful: it’s very silly.

Chapman chronicled his life and work (and included a lot of porkies and comedy moments) in his memoir A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI. While the book was published in 1980, the recordings of Chapman reading it have more recently been unearthed. Now Terry Jones’ son Bill has roped in most of his former work / playmates for an ambitious animated outing that uses the talents of 14 different companies to craft various chapters in different styles. It’s not a documentary and shouldn’t, according to the movie's blurb, be treated as a Python film. It is, instead, “Chapman's own take on his bizarre life and his search for self-knowledge, bringing Chapman back to life in an ingenious tour de force of animation.”

The plan is to release the film in the UK in early 2013, though select US theatres and subscribers to EPIX will get it on November 2 this year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Bob Odenkirk Joins Nebraska
Stacy Keach also on for Alexander Payne
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Jason Statham Talks Spy
Plus Jude Law, Allison Janney and director Paul Feig!

Man Up Script Notes
Writer Tess Morris explains a key scene from the Simon Pegg-Lake Bell rom-com

Fuller, Mikkelsen & Dancy Talk Hannibal
Stars and creator tell us what's in store for Season 3

Enter The B-Team: Who's Left For Marvel And DC To Adapt?
12 supporting superheroes ripe for the jump from cell to screen

Empire Meets Leigh Whannell
On Insidious Chapter 3, the fate of Jigsaw and dropping the f-bomb

Classic Feature: The Change-Up
High-concept interview where Jason becomes Ryan and vice versa. Hilarity ensues

A Guide To Rick Baker: Monster Maker
Bidding farewell to a visual effects legend

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)