It's not a true blue Monty Python movie, but the remaining members of the British comedic troupe are involved in the animated 3D adaptation of A Liar's Autobiography. The original work was written by late Python Graham Chapman who lost his bout with cancer in 1989. His memoir was published in 1980 and was additionally credited to Chapman's partner David Sherlock, Alex Martin, Douglas Adams and David A. Yallop. The film blends 17 animation styles from 14 different artists and includes voice recordings from all of the Pythons — even Chapman, from an earlier reading of his autobiography. The film opens in the U.K. next year, but will make its U.S. debut on premium channel EPIX and in select theaters on November 2. Check out the colorful, surreal trailer below.
Will Smith and Jay-Z have teamed up for yet another project on the horizon: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners. The documentary comes from director Shola Lynch, whose debut focused on Brooklyn-based Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's 1972 presidential bid. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, and in 1972 was the first major-party African-American candidate for president.
This documentary will tell the story of Angela Davis, who was acquitted on charges of murder, kidnapping and conspiracy connected to the 1970 execution of a California judge. Nixon called her a "dangerous terrorist" after she was captured on the lam, claiming to be innocent. During her trial, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and the Rolling Stones even recorded songs about her in show of support. Film Stage
points out, "the noted Black Panther and Communist (or “Communist Black Panther,” even) had a controversial run of activism in the '60s, arguably culminating in 1970's said acquittal." Smith and Z are executive producing the film. Take a look and let us know what you think.
The producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious are collaborating with Barry Levinson (Rain Man) for an outbreak horror tale called The Bay that is set to premiere during the Midnight Madness slate at TIFF. The terror takes place in the quiet, seaside town of Chesapeake Bay, where toxic levels in the water have alarmed two researchers. The mayor ignores their concerns, and eventually a deadly plague is unleashed that eats the town's resident's from the inside out. Apparently the parasites also have the ability to take control of peoples' minds. We're wondering when the PA team will stop overusing the staticy title screen for everything, everywhere. Regardless, the trailer looks suitably frightening and there's nary a supernatural spirit in sight.