Magazine article Screen International

Captain Pugwash Gets Re-Boot as Live-Action Movie

Magazine article Screen International

Captain Pugwash Gets Re-Boot as Live-Action Movie

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Carnaby International has acquired the worldwide sales rights to popular children's brand Captain Pugwash which will set sail next year as a live-action, family comedy-adventure.

The deal was brokered by Carnaby International's joint CEO, Sean O'Kelly, together with Elliot Jenkins of Atticus Pictures.

With cast set to be announced imminently, the live-action feature tells an origins story that is set in the Golden Age of Piracy.

Cowardly con-artist Pugwash is put on a ship to Botany Bay but soon escapes and has the good fortune to find himself at the helm of The Black Pig 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. And if this didn't make things difficult enough for our diminutive hero, Pugwash soon finds he has the infamous pirate Cut-Throat Jake hard on his tail.

Directed and written by Berlin Bear and two-time Emmy award winner John Hay (Stig of the Dump) the live-action feature film will be produced by BAFTA-nominated and Emmy-award winning producer Elliot Jenkins (Skins). …

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