The Pirates! Band of Misfits is an upcoming stop-motion film produced by everyone’s favourite stop-motion studio people Aardman Animations. The film stars Hugh Grant as ‘the Pirate Captain’ and is based on the superiorly titled book The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists. The film is directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, and is distributed by Pathé, just like Chicken Run was.
The plot: Pirate Captain (Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals, Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek),for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes the Captain and his crew from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
There’s not much to say about The Pirates! Band of Misfits at the moment, other than it looks bloody good. Watch the trailer.
The Pirates! Band of Misfits will be released on the 30th of March 2012