Monday, September 17, 2012

Michael Bay's Black Sails gets it's Captain Flint

Actor Toby Stevens will take the helm of the good ship Walrus on the upcoming Starz series that takes place 20 years before the classic book- Treasure Island.

Stephens takes on the role of “Flint,” the most brilliant and feared captain of all the Golden Age pirates and commander of the pirate ship, Walrus. Threatened with extinction on all sides, he and his crew fight for the survival of New Providence Island, the most notorious criminal haven of its day – a debauched paradise teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and fortune seekers, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality. Flint adds a young stranger to his crew who goes by the name John Silver and sets forth on a plan that could alter the course of history forever.
Stevens has been in quite a few big time films and is a regular feature on both Broadway and London's west end theater district. It should be interesting to see the usually big budget, explosion happy Bay's take on not only pirates, but some literary classic pirates.

The prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island will kick off it's inaugural season in 2014 with an 8 episode stretch on Starz.