Captain Pugwash: Nick Frost starring in live-action film

Ahoy there mateys! Sizzling Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead famous person Nick Frost is going to play Captain Pugwash on the enormous monitor.

The star will play the bumbling and cowardly pirate in the live motion film in line with the traditional Fifties youngsters’s books and Nineteen Seventies TELEVISION collection.

“Along With Winston Churchill and Henry VIII, Captain Horatio Pugwash looks like a role I was born to play,” Frost said.

Production on the film will start subsequent year.

The film will see the portly buccaneer on a ship to Botany Bay, where he sooner or later finds himself on the helm of The Black Pig on a mission to rescue Tom the Cabin Boy’s father, who is marooned on a volcanic island.

You Could also expect a hoard of treasure and a military of offended ghosts – and naturally Pugwash’s arch-enemy, Cut-Throat Jake.

Simple sets

Lock Inventory and Two Smoking Barrels famous person Jason Flemyng may also superstar within the movie, with extra casting to be announced soon. We’re secretly hoping Captain Jack Sparrow may make an appearance too.

Created by means of John Ryan, Captain Pugwash first seemed as a comic strip in the Eagle in 1950, prior to changing into a sequence of quick black-and-white cartoons, which ran on the BBC from 1957-66.

They changed into well-known for his or her Simple sets, with cardboard puppet characters controlled with the aid of levers.

It used to be later revived in 1974 for a second generation of episodes produced in color.

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