Before you get too excited, no, Monty Python is not officially reuniting for some more Flying Circus action. It does appear, however, that the remaining members of the legendary comedy troupe will once again be combining their talents for an upcoming movie titled Absolutely Anything, which is set to be directed by Pythoner Terry Jones.
The movie will be a sci-fi comedy that combines live action and CGI. It tells the story of a group of aliens who choose a human to give the incredible power to do, well…quite literally absolutely anything just to see how badly they mess things up with their new abilities. At the moment, other Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin have all agreed to take part, and producers are currently talking to Eric Idle about joining. And who will the gang play? You guessed it, they’ll be voicing the aliens who give the human this power.
Jones, who directed Python titles The Meaning of Life, The Life of Brian, and co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Gilliam, said of the project “It’s not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility.”
The cast also features non-Python member Robin Williams, who will voice a talking dog named Dennis who understands what’s going on better than anyone else.