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Pegg plays Neil, a school teacher granted supernatural powers by a group of aliens. The powers give him the ability to do anything he desires, as the aliens watch from afar.
Monty Python members John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin will voice the aliens. Terry Jones is directing from a script he co-wrote with Gavin Scott. Ben Timlett and Bill Jones are producing.
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- Garth Franklin
Simon Pegg stars as Neil Clarke, a school teacher who is granted supernatural powers by a group of aliens, which give him the ability to do anything he desires, as the aliens watch from afar. He turns to his trusty dog Dennis (voiced by Robin Williams) for help, but after a string of mishaps, Neil is forced to choose between his pooch and the woman he wants, Catherine (Kate Beckinsale). No details were given for Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and Sanjeev Bhaskar's characters, but the aliens will be voiced by Monty Python members John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin.
With Simon Pegg already aboard to play the lead, Terry Jones is rounding up the rest of the cast he needs for his new comedy Absolutely Anything. With cameras set to roll later next month, he’s rounded up Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Joanna Lumley.Pegg is Neil Clarke, a disillusioned teacher who discovers he has magical powers. Well, not magic per se, more “magic” in the Thor sense, because the abilities come from some alien interlopers who like to have fun with lower species. The extra-terrestrials in question will be voiced by director Terry Jones alongside old pals John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, with Robin Williams stepping into the voice booth to provide vocals for the main man’s dog, Dennis. Neil will ultimately face a choice that comes down to between man’s best friend and the woman (Catherine, played by Beckinsale) our man loves. »
Underworld franchise star Kate Beckinsale has joined the ensemble cast of director Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything , Deadline reports. The film, first announced in 2010 , features many of the surviving members of Monty Python, including John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Jones himself. Unfortunately for Python fans, Eric Idle (the only other member of the troupe outside of the late Graham Chapman) is sitting this one out, but the production is also set to feature Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard and Joanna Lumley. Jones wrote the screenplay for Absolutely Anything alongside Gavin Scott ( The Borrowers , Small Soldiers ). The plot is said to follow a schoolteacher (Pegg), who is given the incredible power to make his every wish a reality »
The first poster for the live-action/CGI hybrid comedy Absolutely Anything was spotted at the European Film Market, which announces a production start date of March 24. We first reported on this project back in December, when Simon Pegg signed on to star as Neil Clarke, a teacher who is suddenly given supernatural powers by a group of aliens. Take a look at this one-sheet, then read on for more information.
Terry Jones (Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Monty Python's Meaning of Life) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gavin Scott. The director is also voicing one of the aliens, alongside his Monty Python cohorts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin. Robin Williams is voicing Neil's pet dog.
Terry Jones’ next movie will be “sci-fi farce” Absolutely Anything. This marks his first feature since 1996′s The Wind in the Willows, although he is of course best known for directing Monty Python hits Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life, as well as co-directing Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The screenplay by Jones and Gavin Scott centres on Pegg’s disillusioned teacher Neill Clarke, who is gifted powers to do “absolutely anything” by aliens. With a simple wave of his hand he finds he can wipe out classrooms of badly behaving students, and bring people back to life. But he experiences mishap after mishap while struggling to master his new skills. »
- Josh Wilding
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