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Let's have An Adventure With Scientists

25 October 2011  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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Ah, Aardman, those comic geniuses from way out West (only not as West as Hollywood). The latest trailer for Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists gives us a few more clues about the plot, and by our rough count about seventy bajillion more gags, both visual and aural.

Hugh Grant voices the Pirate Captain - seen here meeting the dastardly Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) who is Not Amused - who leads his merry but less-than-totally-competent band of bucanneers around the seas in search of treasure and, preferably, the Pirate Of The Year award (modelled in this trailer by Brian Blessed's Pirate King). Things, it's fair to say, do not go entirely to plan.

The cast also includes David Tennant, Brendan Gleeson, Salma Hayek, Jeremy Piven, Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Russell Tovey. It's all based on the first two of Gideon Defoe's Pirates! books, and directed by Aardman stalwart Peter Lord with co-director Jeff Newitt. 

You can read more from Lord himself on the film in the guest blogs he's written for us here and here. The film's out on March 28 next year, and we'll be following all the developments between now and then. This is some seriously funny stuff and, it almost goes without saying, gorgeous animation.


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The more I watch this, the more I think that Matt Smith (Doctor Who, the DOCTOR!!!) would be perfect for this part, especially 'It's only impossible if you stop to think about it!' More

Posted by livapr99 at 19:37 on 04 July 2012 | Report This Post

The more I watch this, the more I think that Matt Smith (Doctor Who, the DOCTOR!!!) would be perfect for this part, especially 'It's only impossible if you stop to think about it!' More

Posted by livapr99 at 19:37 on 04 July 2012 | Report This Post

Wish Aardman would stick to stop-mo. The above looks great, Arthur christmas looks sh*** More

Posted by Cyberleader at 13:12 on 30 October 2011 | Report This Post

Magic!! Tenpole Tudors's "Swords of a 1000 men" in a movie!! Waited years for that one!! More

Posted by jakeblooz at 09:23 on 28 October 2011 | Report This Post

I love Aardman. This has to be another hit. And maybe an Oscar - just for making Hugh Grant sound funny. More

Posted by TOPOI at 09:33 on 25 October 2011 | Report This Post

Looks like a good bit of fun. Surprised they didn't slip that cast somewhere in the trailer though... More

Posted by Whistler at 08:21 on 25 October 2011 | Report This Post

Looks like a good bit of fun. Surprised they didn't slip that cast somewhere in the trailer though... More

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