John Malkovich channels infamous pirate Blackbeard in the new trailer for NBC’s upcoming drama “Crossbones,” which premieres May 30.
Judging from the advance look, Malkovich will play a particularly philosophical pirate, dropping lines such as, “I suspect that God is a clockmaker. He wound creation up, and now he sits back and watches it unwind.”
And, “I’m not the devil … I’ve cast out the devil.”
Oh, and he also does a pretty good impersonation of Pinhead from “Hellraiser,” in a scene during which he appears to be sporting a virtual crown of long needles sticking out of his noggin. (Blackbeard was into extreme acupuncture? Who knew?)
Arggh-uably, it’s Malkovich’s most eccentric role yet.
Watch the trailer below.