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We’ve all been raised to beware of stranger danger.

In the new clip for the forthcoming film Swallows and Amazons Andrew Scott‘s character comes across as being helpful to a small boy who has lost his toy. But there is something about his warning that seems dastardly.

You can see what we mean in the below:

Scott, who we love to hate as Moriarty in Sherlock, is set to play a secret agent in the childhood adventure story, adapted from the 1930 novel. His character didn’t exist in the novel, but was written in for the film, according to RadioTimes.

Understandably, some people don’t like it when there are changes made to the original work, but, in this case, can we make an allowance for Scott? We do like watching him so much.

The story revolves around two families on holiday in the Lake District in England. The Walker children and the Blackett children daydream of making an escape, sailing away on two boats called the Amazon and the Swallow. The children imagine the Blackett’s grumpy uncle as a pirate and assign him the role of their arch nemesis.

Scott’s character is after the uncle, but we don’t know the reason just yet.

If you missed it, here’s the original full trailer for the film:

Swallows and Amazons will be directed by Call the Midwife’s Philippa Lowthorpe. The cast also includes Rafe Spall (Black Mirror), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire) and Jessica Hynes (W1A).

The film will hit the U.K. and Ireland on August 19, 2016. The U.S. release date is predicted for 2016, with the specifics to be announced.

Are you happy to see Andrew Scott enter the story? 

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By Brigid Brown