1975 saw the release of the very funny, often very strange movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. 2005 saw it hit Broadway. Now it’s coming back to the movies.
Yes, it simply won’t bugger off! While the original had lots of out-there humour and a handful of tunes (where they sang from the diaphragm, of course), the musical version did what musicals do and upped the song content while giving the humour, well, broader appeal.
The result, Spamalot, has been a roaring success and will now see itself being made into a movie to be directed by original choreographer Casey Nicholaw, from a script by Python member Eric Idle (who certainly doesn’t live down to his surname). Paramount have now bought the rights to the whole shebang.
Obviously it remains to be seen whether it will work as a movie when the original one was so brilliant. To be honest, we’re not sure why somebody didn’t tell them we’ve already got one…
BTW, if you happen to have Google Assistant, try asking it this: “What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”