Fantabulous Movie Alert: “The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!”

22 July, 2011 at 12:55 pm 1 comment

If I call a movie “fantabulous” though it hasn’t been released yet, you know that it says “Aardman Productions” in the credits. And this time, it looks like the WAFs (Wonderful Aardman Folks) have fulfilled one of my greatest wishes, voiced by some of my dearest actors.

Derring-do, swash-swash, buckle-buckle!

In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain — a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a young Charles Darwin (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

But wait before you call me Turncoat Molly and accuse me of piratomania – there are, of course, also several gentlemen in blue!

The heroes are the pirates, though, but for once, I don’t mind. They look like an all-around likeable crew, and there seem to be some really quirky characters among them.

Without a doubt one of the coolest figureheads I’ve ever seen – ahaha!

Swashbuckling with lobsters!

There will be nature…

… more nature…

… and, quite naturally for a movie called “The Pirates”:

What else do we need… oh, of course: SHIPS!

And here’s the trailer – unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until the end of March 2012 for this seafaring adventure, but good things need time, so I’ll try to be patient.

For more information, please see

THE PIRATES @ FACEBOOK

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

In conclusion: arrr!

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  • 1. Pirates Buckle  |  26 July, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    […] Fantabulous Movie Alert: “The Pirates! In An Adventure With … Derring-do, swash-swash, buckle-buckle In The Pirates In an Adventure with Scientists, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain — a boundlessly enthusiastic, […]

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