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Terry Jones is a "Python" man and he's OK; he writes jokes all night and directs all day.
The director of hits like "Life of Brian," "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," and co-director of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," is getting the remaining members of the comedy troupe back together for his new sci-fi comedy, "Absolutely Anything."
Variety reports that the film's script, penned over two decades by Jones and "The Borrows" writer Gavin Scott, will be produced by Mike Medavoy, whose credits include "Black Swan" and the upcoming pregnancy manual-turned-movie "What to Expect When You're Expecting."
The five living members of the six-piece ensemble, including John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Terry Jones, are expected to voice a group of aliens who grant omnipotence to earthlings to watch as the humans make a mess of things.
While the storied comedians will likely bring a familiar flair to the movie, Jones insists, "It's not a Monty Python movie."
Medavoy corroborates Jones' statement, noting, "Terry and Gavin have crafted a classic farce — something I feel I know a little bit about after all the 'Pink Panther' pictures… In fact, the movie even has a pompous Frenchman reminiscent of Inspector Clouseau — but there the similarity ends. Like all projects originated by any of the Monty Python guys, 'Absolutely Anything' delightfully defies a logline."
Whether or not the movie bears a resemblance to the group's classic films, "Python" fans are sure to silly walk to the theater in droves.