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Simon Pegg joins Pythons in sci-fi comedy


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Simon Pegg joins Pythons in sci-fi comedy
11 December, 2013 | By

Directed by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Absolutely Anything features the voices of John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Robin Williams.

As the Monty Python revival continues apace, it has been confirmed that Simon Pegg is to star in sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything, directed by Python alumnus Terry Jones and featuring the voices of fellow Python’s John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin along with Jones himself and Robin Williams.

Bill & Ben Productions today confirmed that Pegg, seen recently in Star Trek Into Darkness, The World’s End and Mission Impossible 4, is aboard the movie.

Pegg said: “As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, the chance to work with Terry was a gift. Meeting your heroes is one thing – working with them is something else.”

He will play Neil Clarke, a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by aliens.

The aliens will be voiced by Cleese, Gilliam, Jones and Palin.  US comedian Robin Williams will also star as the voice of Clarke’s faithful dog.  Additional casting is underway.

Jones commented: “Simon Pegg is the absolutely perfect Neil.”

Pre-production starts Feb 2, with principal photography commencing in London on March 23, ahead of a sold-out reunion of the Monty Python troupe at the O2.

Sales, production and finance company GFM Films are handling worldwide sales and the AFM saw them close pre-sales with Icon (Australia), Svensk (Scandinavia), Myndform (Iceland), Telepool (German-speaking), Exponenta (CIS), ECS (Middle East), Shaws (Singapore) and VTI (former Yugoslavia).

Partner at GFM Films, Fred Hedman, said: “Distributor reaction to the script and creative elements at the AFM was terrific – a very positive start.”

Production finance has been secured by Absolutely Anything PLC.

The film is being produced by Ben Timlett and Bill Jones at Bill & Ben Productions. Jim Acheson is to design the production’s costumes and set.

Industry heavyweight Mike Medavoy, who previously worked with Terry Jones on Life Of Brian and Erik The Viking, will exec produce with Chris Chesser.

Timlett said: “We are extremely excited that Terry Jones’ and Gavin Scott’s script will soon be brought to life.

“Their collaboration has created a laugh-out-loud storyline, wonderfully quirky characters and dialogue that not everyone will be expecting.”

Source: screendaily.com


Pre-order your copy of “The World’s End” and “The Cornetto Trilogy” box set (UK)


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Pre-order your Region 2 (UK) copy of “The World’s End” on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK on 25 November 2013. From left to right, The World’s End [Blu-ray] (£15.00), The World’s End – Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray + UV] [Region Free] (£21.50), and The World’s End [DVD] (£13.00).

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You can also pre-order The Cornetto Trilogy Box Set [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (£24.92) and The Cornetto Trilogy Box Set [DVD] (£16.87).

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Don’t forget to purchase your copy of the “The World’s End” soundtrack from Amazon.co.uk for £9.78 or from Amazon.com for $9.99.

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For Region 1 (US and Canada) releases, click here.


Pre-order your copy of “The World’s End” and “The Cornetto Trilogy” box set (US, Canada)


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The Region 1 (USA and Canada) Blu-ray and DVD release is 19 November 2013, you can also pre-order those from Amazon: The World’s End [Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet] ($23.99) and The World’s End [DVD] ($19.99).

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Don’t forget to also order The World’s End, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead Trilogy [Blu-ray] ($44.99) and The World’s End, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead Trilogy ($35.98).

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For Region 2 (UK) releases and soundtrack links, click here.


Nerdist.com: Team WORLD’S END Bowls For Their Lives

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From Nerdist.com:

After months away, causing our hearts to grow ever-fonder, All Star Celebrity Bowling is back with an episode of Earth-ending proportions. It’s Team Nerdist (Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, Matt Mira, and Chloe Dykstra) bowling against Team World’s End (Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and special guest Sex Pistol Steve Jones)! As we saw with the Doctor Who bowling team, the Brits aren’t necessarily known for their pin-eradicating prowess, but if these fellows bowl anything like they direct movies, fight alien robots, and shred on the guitar, respectively, then they shouldn’t have much a problem at all.



Full Cast for “Kill Me Three Times”


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From ComingSoon.net:

Full Cast Announced for Kriv Stenders’ Kill Me Three Times

“Kill Me Three Times” takes place in a sundrenched Australian surfing town, where a young singer, portrayed by Alice Braga, is the thread that binds three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge. Simon Pegg plays a mercurial assassin, who is hired by her wealthy husband (Callan Mulvey), but there is more than one person gunning for her. Sullivan Stapleton has been cast as a gambling addict that attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam, whilst Teresa Palmer plays a small town Lady Macbeth who masterminds the scheme. Bryan Brown, a corrupt cop, also tries to get his cut and Luke Hemsworth portrays Braga’s love interest, a local surfer who hopes to rescue the young woman from Pegg’s telescopic sights.