A New Monty Python (Sort Of) Movie On The Horizon

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News of hope for the future: there’s a new Monty Pythonesque movie in the works, or so says Variety. With a script by Terry Jones that he’s been kicking around for twenty years, part animated, part live-action, with all the Pythons on board, save Graham Chapman, who had the poor taste to die, and Edic Idle, who they’ve yet to sign, though really, what’s Idle doing that’s so important he can’t supply voicework for his old pal’s movie?

Jones also wants Robin Williams to play the part of a talking dog named Dennis. There is a talking dog in the movie. I’m not surprised. The plot has something to do with space aliens granting god-like powers to some poor sap of an earthling. Not sure where the dog fits in. This sounds like a part Williams might be good in. As opposed to, say, a clown doctor. That is, a doctor who is also a clown, i.e. Patch Adams. You didn’t see Patch Adams, did you? I didn’t think so. Nobody did.

woof. arf. yip.

woof. arf. yip.

Now, a movie about a doctor who only treats clowns, there’s a good idea. See, clowns, it turns out, are in fact demons from another dimension, and there’s only one doctor willing to treat them for their terrible bunions, and, hmm…I’ll work out the details later.

Back to the Pythons, they are, yes, a bit past their prime, but they’re still nuts, and if Terry Jones has really been messing with this thing for twenty years, maybe it’s good. By now. Maybe? Or so worked over it resembles a scary Frankenstein monster that kills little girls with flowers? I mean the little girls possess flowers, not that the monster uses flowers to kill little girls. Although maybe there’s a movie in that too…

in sillier times

in sillier times

I’m feeling a bit distracted today, sorry. The Pythons play the aliens. In the proposed movie. It’s called Absolutely Anything, because that’s what the guy who gets the powers from the aliens can do, which granted, that’s kind of a dumb title, but there we are. Rejoice!

writer/director Terry Jones

writer/director Terry Jones

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.