We’re happy to debut the exclusive new trailer for the animated feature A Liar’s Autobiography. Directed by Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, and Ben Timlett, the film centers on the life of late Monty Python actor Graham Chapman in true Python fashion. The 3D animated pic uses Chapman’s recordings from his book A Liar’s Autobiography alongside the voices of fellow Pythons Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam to bring this wonderfully bizarre story to life.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. A Liar’s Autobiography will premiere on EPIX November 2nd at 10pm ET.
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.
Twenty-six years later and with all of the controversy surrounding it’s release a distant memory of filmmakers-getting-fucked-over Hollywood lore, Brazil still stands as a masterpiece. The film isn’t perfect and it’s certainly not for everyone (no Terry Gilliam movie is), but Brazil remains one of those rare Hollywood creations: a large scale, spectacle-filled personal film. It’s weirdly appropriate that Gilliam had to fight so hard to get Brazil released given that the movie itself is about how easily dreams and imagination can be crushed in an unforgiving modern world. In a weird way, it’s almost as if the director looked into the future and made a film about his career long struggle to create bizarre and bracingly original movies. My review of the Blu-ray after the jump:
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.