‘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.