The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists - Trailer

Above is the trailer for Aardman Animations and Sony's next film, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.

The film, which is based on the first two books from the popular series by Gideon Defoe, stars Hugh Grant in what will be his first ever animated role as a pirate captain.

The plot of the movie sees Grant's character competing with Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) for a 'Pirate of the Year' award.

The Pirates features a brilliant ensemble cast which includes Martin Freeman, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ashley Jensen, Lenny Henry, Brian Blessed and Russell Tovey.

As well as them, the stop-motion film will also feature the voices of Imelda Staunton as Queen Victoria and David Tennant as Charles Darwin.

The film will be released on 28th March in the UK, and then 2 days later on the 30th in the US.