Monty Python reunion: John Cleese and co. reunite for new film
How do you tell a reunion movie? For starters, if it looks like one — and Absolutely Anything certainly looks like one. EW has confirmed that Anything, a sci-fi farce that will combine CGI and live action, is in development and on track to reassemble the old Monty Python gang. Python alum Terry Jones developed the story — it’s about a group of aliens who use an earthling as their plaything — with Gavin Scott. Jones is also set to direct.
At present, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin are all signed on to the film. “Eric [Idle] knows about the project” but isn’t confirmed yet, said producer Chris Chesser. Also producing is Mike Medavoy (Black Swan), who goes back as far as 1979’s Life of Brian with the Python crew. An inspired addition to the troupe, Robin Williams will lend his voice to a wry talking dog named Dennis, and Medavoy hopes he will sign on for a live-action role as well.