“The Pirates”, which drew 8.66 million theatergoers and marked a milestone in Korean entertainment blockbusters, will return with its second part.
On Oct 29th, Lotte Entertainment distributor announced that the movie “The Pirates: Goblin Flag“, which raises expectations with fresh materials, spectacular attractions and the combination of popular actors, will be released during Lunar New Year holiday in 2022. “The Pirates: Goblin Flag” depicts the spectacular adventure of pirates who gather on the sea to find the royal treasure that disappeared without a trace.
This movie begins when “Moo-chi” (played by Kang Ha-neul) – the righteous army’s leader who is self-proclaimed to be Goryeo’s best swordsman – meets the pirate captain “Hae-rang” (played by Han Hyo-joo) and gets on the same boat with her due to an unexpected incident.
Based on interesting imaginations, “The Pirates: Goblin Flag” is expected to present satisfying action scenes as long as an interesting plot development that moves back and forth between the tense and humorous atmosphere.
The film features not only Kang Ha-neul and Han Hyo-joo, but also other trustworthy actors such as Lee Kwang-soo, Kwon Sang-woo, Chae Soo-bin, Oh Se-hun, Kim Sung-oh, Park Ji-hwan… Lee Kwang Soo will play “Mak-yi”, who dreams of becoming a pirate king one day, and Kwon Sang-woo will be “Boo Heung-soo”, a traitor seeking hidden treasures. Chae Soo-bin will take the role of the natural con artist “Hae-geum”, and Oh Se-hun will transform into the talented archer “Han-goong”. Kim Sung-oh will play Moo-chi’s right hand “Kang-seob”, and Park Ji-hwan has been cast as “Ah-gwi”, who has a strong iron fist.
Meanwhile, on the YouTube entertainment show “The Game Caterers” which aired on Aug 13th, Lee Kwang-soo announced that “The Pirates 2” would be released in 2 months. It seems that the release date of “The Pirates: Goblin Flag” has been delayed for a long time with the movie market’s downturn due to the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.