Nick Frost to revive children’s TV classic CAPTAIN PUGWASH

‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’ star Nick Frost has been tapped to play classic British children’s character ‘Captain Pugwash’ in a live-action movie for Atticus Pictures, Carnaby International and China’s Costar Culture & Media.

With John Hay (‘Lost Christmas’) writing and directing, the film sees the bumbling and cowardly Pugwash at the helm of the Black Pig and on a mission to rescue Cabin Boy Tom’s father, who has been marooned on a volcanic island with a hoard of treasure protected by an army of angry ghosts. Along the way, Pugwash will face off against his arch-nemesis, Cut-Throat Jake.

“Besides Winston Churchill and Henry VIII, Captain Horatio Pugwash seems like a role I was born to play. I cannot wait to get going,” said Frost.

“Nick just has funny bones and he’s perfect to bring our pompous, cowardly, pugnacious, fun-loving hero to life,” said producer Elliot Jenkins. “What’s more I know he wants to give the role a really fresh, modern spin.”

Jason Flemyng (‘Jamestown,’ ‘Snatched’) also stars, but his character has yet to be revealed.