John Malkovich Is an Evil Pirate in NBC’s ‘Crossbones’ Trailer (Video)

Blackbeard lives again in advance look at NBC’s pirate drama

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

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.”

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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?)

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Arggh-uably, it’s Malkovich’s most eccentric role yet.

Watch the trailer below.