Monty Python Is Working on a 3-D Adaptation of Graham Chapman’s Memoir


Monty Python's Graham Chapman died in 1989 — but that's not stopping his old pals from putting together an adaptation of Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI, his partially fabricated memoir. The project was spurred by a recent discovery of, and will be built around, a taped reading of the book recorded by Chapman (at Harry Nilsson's house, of course). The adaptation will be in 3-D and animated by fifteen different companies working on chapters that range in length from three to twelve minutes; the final product will be 85 minutes long and premiere in the spring, in movie theaters in the U.K., and on TV and online via Epix in the U.S. Also, while the producers are still trying to convince Eric Idle, all the other Pythons are onboard via voice-overs (John Cleese plays himself, Terry Gilliam has several roles, Michael Palin plays Chapman's father, and Terry Jones plays himself as well as Chapman's mother). And the possible title: Graham Chapman — Dead in 3-D. [NYT]