New Trailer For Aardman Animation ‘The Pirates!’, Me Hearties

(Written for BritScene)

The latest trailer for Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, the first film based on a series of novels from Gideon Defoe‘s The Pirates! series, has been released this week, following The Pirate Captain, voiced by Hugh Grant (Did You Hear About the Morgans?), and his crew of pirates.

Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is based on the first two of Defoe’s novels, The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists and The Pirates! in an Adventure with Whaling. The Pirate Captain is on an adventure to beat his rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven – TV’s Entourage) and Cutlass Liz (Salma HayekPuss in Boots) in the Pirate of the Year Award, and along the way must battle Queen Victoria (Imelda StauntonArthur Christmas) and meet a young Charles Darwin (David TennantFright Night).

This latest trailer gives us more detail into the plot and plenty of jokes, so we know to expect a lot of humour from this stunningly animated, pirate-filled, family adventure.

Known internationally as The Pirates! Band of Misfits, this 3D stop-motion animated film is produced by Aardman Animations (Wallace and Gromit) and Sony Pictures Animation (Arthur Christmas), and is directed by Peter Lord with co-directer Jeff Newitt.

The cast also includes Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson (The Guard), Martin Freeman (TV’s Sherlock), Ashley Jensen (Gnomeo & Juliet), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (The Thing), and Russell Tovey (TV’s UK Being Human), and is set to be released on 30th March, 2012, and in the UK on 28th March, 2012.

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