Deadline has debuted the first clip of Robin Williams’ last-ever performance in the upcoming comedy Absolutely Anything. Helmed by Monty Python stalwart Terry Jones, the film revolves around a schoolteacher – played by Simon Pegg – who finds himself granted the ability to do ‘absolutely anything’ by a gaggle of aliens.
Storywise, the film will revolve around Pegg’s everyman Neil Clarke, “a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by aliens.” As evidenced by the first clip from the movie, the extent of his abilities really do encompass anything.
Originally pitched as the first re-teaming of the Python crew in years, the film garnered attention for its slapstick-y antics combined with sarcasm and sharp Python-esque witticisms. So, it should come as no surprise that along with Jones, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin are all onboard – voicing the aliens, no less. On the live-action side of things, Kate Beckinsale will be joining Pegg as Neil’s long-term friend, Catherine, who is thought to be part of his character’s central struggle.
As yet, there’s no U.S. release date for Absolutely Anything, but it’s expected to hit U.K. cinemas next spring.
Chaos ensues when hapless teacher Neil Clarke is given God-like power for ten days. Little does he know that the planet is being tested by a council of supremely odd ‘world destroying’ aliens and his actions will determine the fate of planet Earth. Will Neil and his dog Dennis become the unlikelysaviours of mankind? What would you do if you could do Absolutely Anything?