Monty Python fans have a few treats to celebrate this year. At the recent Tribeca Film Festival, there was a three-day celebration of the iconic comedy troupe, including a 40th anniversary screening of “Monty Python And The Holy Grail,” with all the living members in attendance. Later this summer, their voices will be heard in the Simon Pegg-led comedy “Absolutely Anything,” along with the late Robin Williams, and the first trailer is here.
Basically running with the same premise as “Bruce Almighty,” the story follows a disillusioned schoolteacher who finds himself imbued with the power to make anything happen, thanks to some aliens who watch everything unfold from space. And so the hapless man does everything from making his dog talk to making his dog’s poop pick itself up, all while giving himself a bigger penis. Yes, that is the basic level of humor here.
Co-starring Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, and more, “Absolutely Anything” opens in the U.K. on August 14th. There’s no U.S. distributor or date yet.