According to the New York Post, members of the legendary Monty Python troupe will be reuniting for a film directed by Python member Terry Jones. Absolutely Anything is described by Jones as a science fiction farce that will combine elements of both animation and live action. John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam are all on board for roles, with Eric Idle, the one holdout, still in negotiations to appear. Robin Williams will also lend his voice to the project. Jones clarified in a statement to Variety that “It’s not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility,” adding that filming will begin in England within the next few months. The film is perhaps best compared to Gilliam’s Jabberwocky (1977), which featured most of the troupe but was not an official Python movie.
The Pythons will be lending their voices to a group of aliens who visit Earth and give one of them human powers to do “absolutely anything” in an effort to see exactly what he will do. Jones previously co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974) with Terry Gilliam, Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979), and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983).