Monty Python haven’t made a film together since The Meaning of Life in 1983. This should make up for that:
Their next film, A Liar’s Autobiography, is an animated 3D movie based on the memoir of the late Python member, Graham Chapman, who died in 1989 at the age of 48.
The film will use Chapman’s own voice – from a reading of his autobiography shortly before he died of cancer – and entertainment channel EPIX announced today that the film will be released in spring 2012 in both 2D and 3D formats.
John Cleese, who met Chapman at Cambridge University, has recorded new dialogue which will be matched with Chapman’s voice, captured long ago and Michael Palin will voice Chapman’s mother and father.
Terry Gilliam plays various roles. Among the original Python group, only Eric Idle has not become involved, though Timlett said the filmmakers are “working on” him.