EXCLUSIVE: Nick Frost cast in Captain Pugwash film

Ahoy there mateys! Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Useless famous person Nick Frost goes to play Captain Pugwash on the enormous screen.

The star will play the bumbling and cowardly pirate in the are living motion movie in response to the classic Nineteen Fifties kids’s books and 1970s TELEVISION sequence.

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

Production on the movie will start next year.

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

That You Can additionally are expecting a hoard of treasure and an army of angry ghosts – and of course Pugwash’s arch-enemy, Minimize-Throat Jake.

Simple units

Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels superstar Jason Flemyng may also superstar in the movie, with more casting to be announced soon. We’re secretly hoping Captain Jack Sparrow might make an look too.

Created by way of John Ryan, Captain Pugwash first regarded as a comic book strip in the Eagle in 1950, before turning into a series of brief black-and-white cartoons, which ran on the BBC from 1957-Sixty Six.

They became famous for his or her Simple units, with cardboard puppet characters controlled by levers.

It used to be later revived in 1974 for a 2nd technology of episodes produced in colour.

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