Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Brian G. Hutton 1935 - 2014
The Where Eagles Dare director dies aged 79
David Yates Up For Fantastic Beasts
Harry Potter veteran director in talks for spin-off
White Bird In A Blizzard In A Trailer
Shailene Woodley loses Eva Green
Jeremy Lovering Prepares For The Bringing
In Fear director heads for Cecil Hotel
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 July 2014
New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV Spot Online
Get Shell Shocked by the film's rap tie-in
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Believe (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Machine (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Pain & Gain
Empire Star Rating
All Things To All Men (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Toby Stephens Is Captain Flint
For Black Sails

13 September 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Starz

submit to reddit

Looking to get the jump on the other scurvy dogs with plans to chart their own pirate adventures, Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes company have been acting quickly to get Black Sails shipshape and Bristol fashion on US network Starz. They already have a director for the pilot in Neil Marshall and have now settled on a captain, with Toby Stephens cast as Captain Flint.

Black Sails – which is planning an eight-episode first season and may end up taking the berth currently occupied by Spartacus – takes place 20 years before the events in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

At this time, Flint was the smartest and most feared pirate captain during the “golden age” of plundering. But the good life behaving badly is quickly coming to an end and with his crew on the Walrus threatened from all sides, he has to fight to protect the criminal haven New Providence Island.

To help in his battle, Flint recruits a young stranger named John Silver and… well, if you’ve read Stevenson’s tome or seen one of the innumerable adaptations over the years, you know how THAT turned out.

Stephens, who has been doing a lot of work on British TV, most notably Vexed, also has crime drama All Things To All Men and sci-fi thriller The Machine coming up.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Walken & Pacino Are Stand Up Guys
In the trailer for the comedy drama
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

UK channel
any ideas? wanna see More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 10:34 on 14 September 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Exclusive: Luc Besson Talks Lucy
'There is no bullshit with Scarlett Johansson'

Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)