Monty Python Gang Will Voice CGI Aliens, with Robin Williams as a Dog

January 27, 2012

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The surviving Monty Python gang and Robin Williams, already united in their shared love of playing shrill, overweight British women, are at last huddling their voices together under the warm, profitable blanket of CGI animals that talk to live-action people.

According to Variety, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, and Michael Palin have agreed to lend their voices to CGI aliens in the UK sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything. Jones is directing the film, said to focus on "a group of aliens who endow an earthling with the power to do 'absolutely anything' to see what a mess he'll make of things." Keeping the film from just being Bruce Almighty for secularists? A CGI dog, naturally, endowed with the same wacky impressionist skills as a Disney genie thanks to voice acting provided by Robin Williams. Eric Idle is also in talks to join, and if he agrees, it would make the film a reunion of all of Monty Python except for the late Graham Chapman, who will still surely be joining them in spirit, no doubt thinking, "Jesus, you replaced me with Robin Williams? As a talking, CGI dog?"

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