A Python On The Slither

Four of the five surviving members of Monty Python are coming together to make another movie. So far John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones

… {slight interuption, pardon} better known as members of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”…as if you didn’t already know and if you didn’t then it’s out of the door, one cross each, line on the left. {cough, nevermind, on with it then…} …

are reportedly on board for a science-fiction comedy titled “Absolutely Anything.” Eric Idle may still join (and I really hope he will because he always brings a good song). Sadly, Graham Chapman died in 1989, but he’s with them in spirit. Technically, it’s not a Python film, but it should feel plenty like one.

The producers are trying to already capitalize on Python’s fandom, but Terry Jones has said to the Chicago Tribune:

“I don’t know what it means,” Jones said. “When we were doing Python, we tried to avoid any kind of style. We kept doing different things all the time, so people couldn’t say what it was they were looking at. The fact that ‘Pythonesque’ is a word in the dictionary, is the gravestone to all of the goals that we were hoping to achieve.”

The movie centers on a group of aliens who grant unlimited powers to a human being. Unable to handle his new found abilities and apparently ignoring the sage advice of his talking dog, the earthling causes chaos. Terry will direct the film, with Cleese, Palin and Gilliam playing aliens and possibly several other additional roles as we have come to expect from this troupe. Filming is expected to take place this summer in the U.K.

NOTE: This looks like it’s going to be an animated film and this is truly why it’s not a real reunion of the troupe.

Hear Terry talk about the new film here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/16756703

I wish they would get together for one last hurrah before they are too old to do so. Yeah, it’s a rather selfish wish, but they are one of the most memorable comedy troupes ever.

[News Source: Chicago Tribune]

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