Here’s something that may pique the interest of all those Monty Python fans out there. How would you feel on them reuniting for a film that isn’t strictly speaking a MP film? Such seems to be the case, with Deadline NY reporting that Python vet director Terry Jones and Phoenix Pictures are coming together for their alien comedy Absolutely Anything. Jones has already set John Oliver (“The Daily Show”) and Robin Williams to voice the main characters while sending off voice invites to his Monty Python alumni John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam.

In their true quirky fashion, Terry and company are being silent on specific plot details but they say the story involves “aliens, a goofy Brit, a talking dog and buckets of silliness.” John Oliver is set to star while Williams is in discussions to play the role of Dennis the Dog. He has reached out to pals John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam to voice the aliens.

Monty Python and The Holy Grail director Terry Jones is partnering with The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver for a new project entitled Absolutely Anything.

Deadline New York first reported on the project, which is being set up at Phoenix Pictures. Terry Jones, who co-wrote the script with Gavin Scott, will direct leading man John Oliver in this inspired crazy tale. Mike Medavoy, Mike Medavoy and Brad Fischer are producing the movie.

Financing will come out of the U.K. with production expected to begin by next spring.

http://www.deadline.com/2010/09/phoenix-sets-laffer-with-monty-pythons-terry-jones-and-daily-shows-john-oliver/#more-67097

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