New trailer arrives for The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

Hugh Grant splices the mainbrace

A new trailer has surfaced for Aardman Animation’s swashbuckling saga The Pirates! Band Of Misfits, and it looks as though the team behind Arthur Christmas may soon have another hit on their hands.

Hugh Grant plays the aptly named Pirate Captain, a blundering sea dog with plans to restore his reputation by winning the coveted Pirate Of The Year award. However, he’ll have to beat the formidable Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to do so…

This new trailer gives us a first look at Jeremy Piven’s character, a swaggering, American buccaneer with the cheek to cast aspersions over the weight of Pirate Captain’s parrot. Check him out in the new trailer below…

From the look of the trailers we’ve seen so far, this one has more warmth, charm and humour in the promotional material than the last three Pirates Of The Caribbean films combined. Pirate Captain’s excursion onto a “leper ship” had us particularly tickled…

However, the frequent chuckles are only to be expected given the wealth of comic talent peppered throughout the supporting cast, with Martin Freeman, Ashley Jensen, David Tennant, Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson and Lenny Henry all lending their voices to proceedings.

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits will be shivering timbers in UK screens on 28 March 2012.

Will you be setting sail for the cinema when this one arrives? Let us know, below.


    • thanerosse

      Nov 17th 2011, 11:14

      I love it! It looks brilliant (aside from the terrible title that is... they couldn't have thought of something more original?) and it's always great to see Aardman go back to traditional stop-motion. It somewhat reminds me of Monkey Island's humour and themes, which is by no means a bad thing!

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    • trist808

      Nov 17th 2011, 11:50

      Originally this was called "The Pirates! - In An Adventure With Scientists!" which made no sense but at least had some originality to it ... Band Of Misfits does seem a bit pedestrian title-wise, but hey what's in a name? As long as the film is good right? :) I enjoyed Arthur Christmas, but Aardman really works best when making stop-motion films in my opinion and this looks wacky and zany and a lot of fun :)

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 17th 2011, 18:42

      Whoa! Hugh Grant not playing Hugh Grant? A good sign if ever there was one..

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