Members of the Monty Python team are rejoining forces to animate a 3D adaptation of Graham Chapman’s 1980 memoir “A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI.” “The film will blend contributions from the surviving Pythons with audio of Chapman reading from his book, recorded shortly before his death from cancer in October 1989,” says The Guardian.
Chapman was a founding member of Monty Python’s flying circus, BBC’s groundbreaking comedy show which aired from 1969-1974. In “Holy Grail,” Chapman played the notorious coconut-shell-clattering King Arthur and he played the title role in “Life of Brian.” The animated film will be produced independently from 15 different animation houses, each creating a distinct and contrasting segment. Python member John Cleese will play himself, while Michael Palin will co-star as Chapman’s father and Terry Jones as the late comic’s mother.
The film is set to be released in the UK next spring.