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Pirate prepares to set sail

Yay, we’ve finally gotten more than a teaser of a trailer for the upcoming Pirate movie. It seems we’ve been waiting forever, and the premiere is finally only a few weeks away. Thankfully, the preview for the Pirates of the Caribbean-esque blockbuster, set about two weeks prior to the founding of the Joseon Kingdom, doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously, which is what we’d hoped for from the somewhat zany bandits/pirates/giant whale film.

In the big-budget production, a great seal gifted by an emperor of the Ming Dynasty is apparently swallowed by a massive whale, and a decree is issued by the soon-to-be founders of Joseon: He/she who finds the seal will gain the world! If the event sounds rather hard-to-believe, you’ll get a laugh from the trailer, as the characters sound incredulous themselves, repeating back to one another, “Whale? Whale? The belly of a whale? A whale ate the seal? Don’t be so ridiculous!”

Kim Nam-gil stars as a mountain bandit with a whole lot of guts and confidence. Naturally, the self-assured leader of the band outlaws is determined to find the missing seal to earn the sizable reward, but the landlubbers will need help. They’ll initially compete, but eventually join forces with pirate leader Sohn Ye-jin (his former Shark flame) and her pirate posse. (Off-topic, but they sport nearly matching ‘dos in the movie! And it works!)

Kim and Sohn shine in some slick action sequences, and other familiar faces round out the cast: Kim Tae-woo is one of the founders of Joseon (although he’s looking rather pirate-like himself with an eye patch), and Sulli is Sohn Ye-jin’s pirate protégé. Yoo Hae-jin offers great comedic relief as a member of Kim Nam-gil’s brigands – I love the bit at the end of the clip where he, who has never seen the ocean before, is teaching his fellow bandits breathing techniques for swimming in the sea.

Pirate, directed by Lee Seok-hoon (Dancing Queen), hits theaters August 6.

Via Hankook Economy

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I hope Kim Nam-gil doesn't die in this one!

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LOL that's what I always wish for when I watch a Leonardo Dicaprio movie :p

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This looks fun! My one complaint:

If I were casting, those half-naked guards standing backdrop behind the guy with the weird tattoo on his face? They would have matching abs. And they would be the abs on the right.

Also, the next to last poster, of the young kid - that's the boy we first met in School 2013 right? Currently playing the song of the Birkin Bitch in You Are All Surrounded? I like that kid.

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Good eye, that is him! He's pretty busy lately...he's in two currently-running dramas AND a movie coming out in a month. Good for him.

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I knew that kid looked familiar! It does make me happy to see anyone from School 2013 in another drama <3

(except for Lee Jong-seok in That Drama That Must Not Be Named, but that's another story)

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Yes, that is him. Lee Yi Kyung. Glad to see those School guys get jobs all the time~

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omg, it is him, the jjang jjang man-fan boy!

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This just looks like BUCKETS of fun! I'll be there for sure.

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Now I just have to pray that get lucky enough that this gets released near me. Or at the very least Netflix gets it in a reasonable amount of time. This looks like so much fun?

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So glad the trailer had English captions.

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Am I the only who was half-expecting for the Pirates of the Caribbean theme to start playing during the trailer?

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Yes!!! I actually caught myself thinking "Wait... that's not the right music!"

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I like the trailer. Catchy and all the casts seem great.
Kim Nam Gil Oppa please don't die!

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SON YE-JIN! SON YE-JIN! SON YE-JIN! SON YE-JIN! SON YE-JIN!

You can seize my ship anyday, sweetheart!

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My first takeaway from this, aside from SON YE-JIN! SON YE-JIN! is that Kim Nam Gil is wearing more eyeliner than anyone else in the cast. Must be a Johnny Depp fan.

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"Enjoy it cold and pleasantly!"

Like a beer right out of the cooler? Is there a better translation than this?

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Also, wouldn't Sohn Yin Jin do better in a fight with a sword made out of good Korean steel instead of what appears to be a ribbon of aluminum foil?

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This is something I've noticed in other martial arts movies as well at times. The very bendy woobly looking sword (worst one was a sword that wrapped around like a ribbon). A bit of bending is actually an advantage in a sword cause it means it doesn't break/gets damaged as quickly as a brisker, harder sword. But there is a limit to how unstable it needs to be.

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YAY Can't wait to watch this! I love Son Ye-Jin and have wanted to check out Kim Nam-gil for a while, but couldn't be bothered with Shark so I'm happy that they're reteaming for this! So much more fun!

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it looks like at least the costumes and set design are more or less a clone of PotC but it looks fun anyway

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Seems like Sulli is fitted enough to be Kim Namgil and Son Yejin's daughter :D

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Sulli always shows plenty of energy on Running Man, but she has to up her game, athletically, if she wants to be convincing as a pirate.

That said, the game where she tried to aegyo Jong Kook into being her slave during her next appearance was a hoot.

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Please be better than Shark, for the sake of this OTP...

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Hey! Whales are a lot better than sharks. Orcas have been known to eat them.

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I see what you did there ;)

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......Pirates of the Korean. :3

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. . . Pirates of the Korean Peninsula?

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It will be a twist in the ending if the character of KNG did not die in the film.

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Hey, death scenes involving whales can live forever, even if you're just quoting from Moby Dick in a Star Trek movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYPsoxpt0BU

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yayyy~ I've been really looking forward to this movie, and now it's finally here. Well not here, here, since I would have to wait couple months before I can find the movie anywhere in my country, but yay :D Really looking forward to KNG and SYJ, two of my favorite actors/ actresses out there~

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Oh good, everyone looks alive.

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kim nam gil is a main character in the movie. in posters his name is first but in main trailer and last trailer that is beginning of movie his name is the second and son name is first , why ?

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kim nam gil is a main character in the movie .in posters his name is first but in main trailer and last trailer that is beginning of movie his name is the second and son name is first ,why ?

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it should have a great box office .fighting for more than 10 million on 10 days.

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more than 10 million viewer on 10 days . fighting

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