Aardman Animations is working on a new animated movie titled Pirates. The film is based on "The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists", a novel by Gideon Defoe. Director Peter Lord (who co-directed Chicken Run) is in charge of the project. The Pirates movie will be released on September 21, 2012.
Director Peter Lord shared those pictures (set pictures and pages of his notebook) via his twitter account:
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"Hugh Grant, starring in his first animated role, is 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 do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a young Charles Darwin (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!"
I'm impatient to see the whole thing will turn out!
More information about the movie The Pirates as soon as details emerge!