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Hold your parrots – Idle says Python reunion “bollocks”

by on Feb.01, 2012, under Movies, Television

Prepare to have your hopes dashed…that rumored reunion of the surviving Monty Python cast for a SF comedy might not be real – at least according to Eric Idle, the only one that supposedly hadn’t signed on yet.

On Idle’s blog, the comedian said: “And by the way these Python reunion rumors are just bollocks. Some greedy bastard producer in Hollywood floating an idea. It’s annoying but there seems little we can do about this sort of thing, except to release his name for public abuse, which I am reluctant to do as he is a soccer fan. So watch it or you will be outed as a twat dear…”

Is he joking? Angling for more money? Still mad at the reaction to Spamalot by some of his Python pals? Or was it just someone floating an idea and claiming people were signed when they weren’t? No idea…but I still want to see SOME sort of reunion…

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Bring out your aliens! New SF comedy could be Monty Python reunion

by on Jan.26, 2012, under Movies, Television

There are some things that seem to go together, one one seems to be that SF fans are also fans of Monty Python, and can recite any scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail spot on…I’ve even been explaining to my kids how if a woman weighs as much as a duck, she’s made of wood, and therefore a witch…ahem. So no wonder I got giddy when I heard about Absolutely Anything, a SF farce comedy being directed by former Python Terry Jones, who also directed Life of Brian and co-directed Grail, and already has John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin signed up – Eric Idle is in negotiations – potentially bringing the five surviving members of Monty Python together again (the sixth member, Graham Chapman, passed away in 1989 from cancer). Add in the voice of Robin Williams and just sit back and laugh…

The story, being developed by Jones and Gavin Scott (The Mists of Avalon, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles) and combining CG and live action, is about a group of aliens (voiced by the Pythons) who grant the power to do anything to a human – and watch how he screws up everything. Williams will add his voice as a talking dog named Dennis, and they are hoping to use him in a live role as well.

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