A first-look trailer is out for ex-Monty Pythoner Terry Jones’ next film Absolutely Anything. The live-action film stars Simon Pegg, with a group of cgi-animated aliens voiced by Jones buddies John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, the first time the Pythons have appeared together since 1983’s The Meaning of Life ( 2012’s A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman was absent Idle.) But perhaps even bigger than a Python reunion is the last performance of comedian Robin Williams, who voices the live-action Dennis the Dog in this film.
Neil Clarke- played by Simon Pegg- is an unassuming teacher with an incredible gift bestowed on him by a group of aliens. He suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens who are watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis to help him along the way.
Before he passed away last August, Robin Williams had two projects completed and in the can. One, Boulevard, will release in theaters July 17. This project, the second, releases in the United Kingdom August 14; no US release date has yet been set.
Terry Jones directs a script that he co-wrote with Gavin Scott, in his first directing effort since 1996. The cast is rounded out by Sanjeev Bhaskar., Kate Beckinsale, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and- of course!- Mojo the Dog.
The film is produced by Bill & Ben Productions in association with GFM Films and Premiere Pictures, and will be distributed by Lionsgate Films.
With such a talented comic cast, the films looks to be a great comedy. We get out first look at the film below, and based on the trailer, the film will not disappoint.