Spamalot is in turn a musical version of the movie Monty Python And The Holy Grail from 1975. This comedy tells the story of the legend of King Arthur in the sketch style of the British comedy group Monty Python, six with, among others, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam in the ranks. The film was not a blockbuster when it came out in theaters, but has become one of the more popular comedies over the years.
Although also Spamalot parodies Arthur’s legend, there are major differences between the film and the theater version. The musical opened in Chicago in 2004 and moved to Broadway the following year. There the production won three Tony Awards, including best musical. The production was given several international versions, including at the West End in London and in the Netherlands.
Paramount can quickly get started with the movie because the script was written by Monty Pythonmember Eric Idle is ready, as well as the songs for the musical. The film version was previously in production at Fox, but the project was canceled after the takeover of that studio by Disney.