Simon Pegg Joins Monty Python in Sci-Fi Comedy ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING

     December 11, 2013


The Monty Python folks will be joined by another immensely talented Brit in their new film.  Screen Daily reports that Simon Pegg will star in the sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything, which will feature the voices of Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, and Terry Jones.  The story revolves around Neil Clarke, “a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by aliens.”  The Monty Python members will voice the aliens, while Pegg will play the lead character of Clarke.  The film will be a mix of live-action and CGI, with Jones also directing the pic in addition to lending his voice.  Additional casting is underway, but Robin Williams is also set to voice Clarke’s pet dog.

Filming will get underway in London on March 23rd, and Pegg already has a pretty big 2014 lined up.  He’ll reprise his role as Benji in the Christopher McQuarrie-directed Mission: Impossible 5, set to begin filming next year, and Paramount is also hoping to start production on Star Trek 3 in 2014 as well.  The first order of business on the Trek sequel, though, is finding a new director.

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  • Matt

    Surprised no one has commented yet because this sounds amazeballs

  • GrimReaper07

    Dat cast

  • kps

    The thing that worries me about this is it’s not being written by the Monty Python crew but some guy called Gavin Scott whose IMDB page is questionable to say the least. His highest rated full feature seems to be Small Soldiers and other than that he’s mainly done TV shows and TV movies aimed at children.

    Lets hope he struck gold with the script.

  • BrutalDEEJAY

    It’d be better with Nick Frost aswell

  • Brett

    This might be the greatest thing ever. Eric Idle needs to join this film as well. He will complete the Monty Python reunion, excluding Chapman of course.

  • Marissa Evans

    Oh my god, Monty Python and Simon Pegg? These staples of British comedy come together at last. Super excited about this.

  • doctor_robot

    hellz yes!!!!

  • The Flobbit

    This is like a comedy Expendables! Monty Python with Simon Pegg…AND Robin Williams! Rejoice and break out the mead!