In less than a few months, August will arrive and it’ll mark the one year anniversary of Robin Williams‘ death.
Williams passed away in August last year due to asphyxia from hanging. While “Night of the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” is the final film to feature Williams, his final voice role is featured in “Absolutely Anything”, an upcoming British sci-fi comedy film that also stars “Star Trek” actor Simon Pegg.
Pegg is starring in the movie as Neil Clarke, the main protagonist who is suddenly given the power to do anything that he wants, such as granting his dog the power of speech and raising the dead.
The official synopsis is as follows:
“Absolutely Anything” follows a disillusioned school teacher (played by Simon Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens, watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis to help him along the way. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to the ultimate conundrum that all men dread and at which many have failed….should he choose the girl….or the dog….?
Director Terry Jones reunited with his cohorts of British surreal comedy group Monty Python through the movie as John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, and Jones himself are voicing the aliens.
As we had earlier mentioned, this movie is Williams’ last project as he is voicing Dennis, a dog who is given the ability to speak.
The premise is similar to “Bruce Almighty”, as both characters are using their God-like powers for selfish, personal use. The only difference is that the character in “Bruce Almighty” is given the power by the God while Pegg’s character is given the power by a bunch of aliens. The supernatural powers isn’t only changing his life because the world is also turning upside down.
Check out the official trailer released by Lionsgate below:
Scheduled for release in UK on 14th August 2015, “Absolutely Anything” also stars “Underworld” star Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, and Rob Riggle.
For more information, visit Absolutely Anything’s Facebook page.