Friday, March 9, 2012

'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' Featurettes

Here's a bounty full of featurettes for Aardman's stop motion adventure on the high seas 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' aka 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.' The film is directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, starring the voice talents of Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russel Tovey, Ashley Jensen, Jeremy Piven, and Salma Hayek.

The Pirates! stars Hugh Grant 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 battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

It opens April 27th 2012 in the US, 28 March 2012 for Ireland and the UK.