Jones is currently prepping the film to begin shooting next spring, and Deadline is reporting that the director would like to have John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle provide voices for aliens who will somehow bedevil the film’s star, The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver. Deadline is reporting that the movie will contain “aliens, a goofy Brit, a talking dog and buckets of silliness.” Robin Williams is supposedly being sought for the part of the talking dog.
While it certainly won’t be a full-fledged Python reunion – they state that as long as member Graham Chapman insists on staying dead there will never be a full-on Python reunion – it certainly won’t be the first time that various members of the group have appeared in each others projects. Both Jones and Gilliam have often cast various of his former team mates in his his films, though this would mark the first time that all of the group have worked together outside of the Python banner.
Jones has co-written the script with Gavin Scott. The previously collaborated on an episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.