Movie News: New Trailer Hits for Aardman's THE PIRATES!

Written by Kris Heys Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Movie News

From the beloved UK studio that brought us such classics as the CREATURE COMFORTS and WALLACE AND GROMIT series comes the brand new trailer for their upcoming feature length movie THE PIRATES! AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS.

Although the distinctive Aardman aesthetic has never changed, their last two movies (2006's FLUSHED AWAY, and the upcoming ARTHUR CHRISTMAS) have utilised CGI animation to render their stories, whereas PIRATES! marks a pleasing return to their original stop-motion methods of old. Have a look and see what you think...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD9JIE7bL-Q

Official Synopsis:

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!

THE PIRATES! AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS sets sail for UK cinemas March 28th 2012, before crossing international waters to the US on the 30th.

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