Variety published what all us goofy little Python nerds have been hoping to hear for quite some time. The surviving members of one of the greatest and most influential comedy troupes are reuniting for another film. Eric Idle hasn’t officially signed on just yet; but Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam are all on board for Jones directed film “Absolutely Anything”. (The sixth member of the group, Graham Chapman, passed away in 1989 after battling cancer.) The film will be a mix of live action and CGI. The Pythons will voice a group of aliens who give a man with ‘the power to do absolutely anything’ and watch the terrible consequences that result. Robin Williams is to voice a talking dog named Dennis and is being pursued for the role of a pompous Frenchman (are there any other kind?). Jones and writing partner Gavin Scott have been crafting the story for about twenty years.
The Pythons first hit the British airwaves back in 1969. Since, they have done several Python movies like “Holy Grail” and “The Meaning of Life” as well as working piecemeal together in non-Python fare like “A Fish Called Wanda”, “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen“, and “The Wind in the Willows”.