Entitled Absolutely Anything, the film revolves around a group of aliens (to be voiced by the Pythons) who give an earthling the power to do “absolutely anything”, just to see what chaos he can cause. Of course, chaos is exactly what happens. There will also be a talking dog named Dennis (voiced by Robin Williams) who will have a unique perspective on the mayhem that ensues.
The script for Anything has been developed by Terry Jones and Gavin Scott over the course of two decades. “It’s not a Monty Python picture,” Jones has said of the project, “but it certainly has that sensibility.”
Jones co-directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail with Gilliam, and was the sole director on Life of Brian and Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life. Anything will be produced by Mike Medavoy, David Thwaites and Chris Chesser. Medavoy was a producer on Life of Brian, and his more recent producing credits include Black Swan and Shutter Island.
Absolutely Anything is expected to start shooting this spring in the U.K.
Harrison Ford, as Indiana Jones, is an archaeologist who goes on a search for the mystical Ark of the Covenant, while outwitting Nazis who compete to obtain the Ark for its fabled supernatural power. Raiders of the Lost Ark is a movie that you need to see before you die.
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus – (DVD & Blu-ray)
The latest from Terry Gilliam, and the last performance we’ll see from Heath Ledger (until his 10 Things I Hate About You song and dance routine shows up via CGI in a vacuum commercial in 50 years like Fred Astaire). Aside from that (and the inventive/interesting plot), the main reason to watch this movie is Christopher Plummer. At 80 years old, he’s probably not going to get the chance to do many more roles like this, and it’s always nice to watch a true legend at work.