Terry Jones’ next movie will be “sci-fi farce” Absolutely Anything. This marks his first feature since 1996’s The Wind in the Willows, although he is of course best known for directing Monty Python hits Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life, as well as co-directing Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Hot Fuzz and Star Trek Into Darkness star Simon Pegg will take on the lead role, and as you can see from the new promo poster below, he will be surrounded by a simply incredible assortment of actors.

The screenplay by Jones and Gavin Scott centres on Pegg’s disillusioned teacher Neill Clarke, who is gifted powers to do “absolutely anything” by aliens. With a simple wave of his hand he finds he can wipe out classrooms of badly behaving students, and bring people back to life. But he experiences mishap after mishap while struggling to master his new skills.

It sounds like an awful lot of fun and this poster should whet the appetites of any Monty Python fan excited about the troupe reuniting for a series of stage shows this summer. Many thanks to Collider for the image.