It’s safe to say that Robin Williams holds a special place in everyone’s heart. He made us laugh and cry, and sometimes cry with laughter.
On August 21st, his final film, a sci-fi comedy titled Absolutely Anything, debuts in theaters.
We don’t get to see Williams on screen, but we won’t be denied his trademark humor. The late comedian plays a talking dog named Dennis who helps his owner save the world from certain destruction.
In addition to Williams, the movie features Simon Pegg and all of the surviving members of Monty Python – so you know it’s going to be funny.
Here’s the premise: Before blowing up the Earth, an alien council bestows unlimited power on Pegg’s character Neil Clarke. The aliens want Neil to use his powers for good, but of course, hijinks ensue.
Neil wishes for a lot of things, most of which don’t end well. (Spoilers: there’s this thing with zombies and uh, a wish about his manly bits.) In the end, Neil gets it together and does some good for the world, with the help of Dennis, of course.
Director and co-writer Terry Jones told Empire Magazine:
“I think he’s going to steal the show. We’ve got a real dog, Mojo, who is very obedient, and a wonderful dog, a mongrel, but CGI work will be done. Simon Pegg is a big dog fan, and him and Mojo get on very well. Before Douglas Adams died, he looked over the script and he said that Dennis the Dog’s scenes were the funniest scenes.”
Ok, so we’ve got Williams, Pegg, the Monty Python crew and a stamp of approval from Adams?
Let’s make a correction: This film isn’t going to be funny, it’s going to be freaking hilarious. Watch the trailer below and see for yourself.