Hands and paws down, one of our most anticipated films of the coming year is Terry Jones’ Absolutely Anything, which will mesh Simon Pegg with the Monty Python guys, as well as aliens and a talking dog. Too high concept? Never! We now have our first decent look at the film via stills, and I have to say a filthy Simon Pegg bemusedly holding a sausage is about as solid an image as we could hope for.
From a zany-sounding script that Jones wrote himself, Absolutely Anything centers on Pegg’s schoolteacher Neil Clarke, who is granted otherworldly powers by a group of aliens voiced by Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and Terry Gilliam. Neil now has the power to make (absolutely) anything happen solely by wishing it to be so; given the brains behind this venture, Neil’s wishes could be childishly silly or sexually deranged and quite possibly everything in between.