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Shiver Cthulhu’s timbers!

I confess I had similar thoughts when I first saw the trailer for the new  Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Coming Attractions has a Q&A with Bill Nighy (you might remember him from Underworld or Shaun of the Dead):

CS: At that point, did you realize that your face would be obscured by octopus or squid tentacles?
Nighy:
There were various drawings and yeah, it was plainly never going to resemble me, which is always a good thing. (That’s a joke.) But he kind of evolved. I can’t remember, but the early pictures, he always had some kind of growth coming out of his chin. I don’t know if they were actually tentacles at the very beginning. I think that was a later idea, which is brilliant actually, because the tentacles live, they have a life, and they can do stuff. They are extremely unsettling and scary, which is basically Davy Jones’ job in the movie, to put the fear of God into people.

CS: Did Jones intentionally have a Lovecraftian look and does his appearance have anything to do with Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythology?
Nighy:
No, it’s funny. I sort of thought in that area. I don’t know for sure, you’d have to ask them, but it would seem that it’s the kind of world that might have informed them.

 
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