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2m-tall statues spotted attacking British coastline in Pirates of the Caribbean stunt

Three 2m tall pirate statues were spotted attacking the shores in locations around the British coastline yesterday in a stunt from Walt Disney Studios to promote ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge’, which has opened in cinemas nationwide.

 

The figures, modeled on new characters in the fifth film in the franchise and revealed at low ride, were spotted on Brighton Beach, at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters in Eastbourne and at HMNB Portsmouth Harbour.

 

The statues took took six weeks to paint and build by hand.

Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer said,

The UK has always had a special place within the Pirates of the Caribbean history having filmed here many times. Therefore, it is a fitting tribute to have the fearsome crew of our terrifying new villain, Captain Salazar, descend on the shorelines of Great Britain to celebrate the launch of the new film.

Involved agency: Taylor Herring

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