Of the six members of Monty Python, it looks like “the dead one” is the first to get an autobiography. Graham Chapman, who passed away from cancer in 1989, is at the center of A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman. Chapman himself will be a feature in the film, along with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. The picture is a compilation of 17 different animation styles from 15 different animators and looks to be an absolute textbook lesson in absurdity. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, images and official synopsis for A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.
Those holding their breath for another Monty Python reunion can now rest easy, as it looks like many members from the comedy troupe are set to come together once again; for a sci-fi film, no less. Variety reports that members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus are reteaming for the sci-fi farce Absolutely Anything. The film will combine CGI and live-action, and the Pythons are set to voice key roles “as a group of aliens who endow an earthling with the power to do ‘absolutely anything’ to see what a mess he’ll make of things.” Life of Brian director Terry Jones co-wrote the script with Gavin Scott and will helm the comedy.
The remaining members of Monty Python that could reunite for the pic include Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, and Eric Idle. Robin Williams is also in discussions to play a Frenchman in the pic, which Jones and Scott have been developing for two decades. There’s no word on when production will begin, but given the undeniably Python-esque nature of the story, count me wholeheartedly in. Hit the jump to relive some Python from years past.
The Daily Show‘s John Oliver is set to star in the sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything. Directed by Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame), Deadline says the plot is being kept under wraps, but the film’s producers say that the story involves “aliens, a goofy Brit, a talking dog and buckets of silliness.” Robin Williams is in talks to play the role of Dennis the Dog while Jones has reached out to fellow Flying Circus members John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and Terry Gilliam to voice the aliens. Production is scheduled for next spring.
Oliver is The Daily Show‘s best correspondent and I can easily see him making the leap to feature films. Hopefully, Absolutely Anything will be a far better movie than his last cinematic outing, 2008′ The Love Guru.
DreamWorks has released the first real trailer for Shrek Forever After and you can watch it after the jump. While the last two Shrek movies might have soured you to caring about the 4th and final installment, I saw the first 30 minutes of Shrek Forever After two months ago and actually really liked the footage. And this is coming from someone that hated the last two films.
The basic premise of the 4th film is Shrek is tired of his life and family and he makes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to get a day to himself, away from everyone and everything. But what Shrek doesn’t know is Rumpelstiltskin is out for himself and his magic contracts are not as clear as he lets on. So while Shrek expected to go back home after a short one day vacation, he awakens in a universe where no one knows him and he’s no longer married to Fiona. Needless to say, the rest of the film is about returning everything to normal….
South Park is now an institution. Something to take for granted. The show struggled early on after it became a breakout sensation, but now it’s there, always there. You know what Trey Parker and Matt Stone are going to do to a certain extent. Their comic rhythms are familiar, and they know how to tell a joke. The fun in revisiting the movie is that Trey Parker obviously loves musicals, and he made one with his film. My review of South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut after the jump.