Action Movie ‘The Pirates: Goblin Flag’ Insert Comedy

The South Korean film “The Pirates: Goblin Flag” promises a more adrenaline-pumping storyline with thrilling action. This film is based on the sequel to the popular film “The Pirates” in 2014. Kim Jeong-hoon is the director of the film that will premiere. “The Pirates: Goblin Flag” is scheduled to hit Korean theaters on January 26, 2022. Coinciding with the Korean New Year holiday, it is hoped that this film can entertain all people.

“This film is a continuation of the popular 2014 film. However, it’s actually very different.

The time setting is in a different era and the characters are new. But this film is still as funny and interesting as the previous film,” said Kang Ha-neul, actor of “The Pirates: Goblin Flag” as quoted from The Korea Times on January 22, 2022.

This film tells the story of a group of pirates and bandits who go on a journey to find the lost treasure of the Goryeo Kingdom.

Kang Ha-neul takes on the role of Moo-chi, a bandit chief and joins a group of sailors led by Hae-rang.

This film also stars Lee Kwang-soo, Chae Soo-bin, and Sehun EXO who plays a pirate crew in the film “The Pirates: Goblin Flag”.

The main genre of film is action films featuring adventure. In addition to action, this film is also inserted with comedy which causes the story to be lighter.

“There’s definitely pressure to direct a sequel because the film gets a lot of appreciation for showing at the box office.

However, I tried to create a story and maintain the comedy element,” said Kim Jeong-hoon, the film’s director.

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Furthermore, Kim stated that he was satisfied with the actors’ acting. He felt that the actors had played the role in totality.

Kim revealed that he felt lucky to be able to work with all the actors who could make this film even better.

Nonetheless, he has his own weight when it comes to running film sequels. On the other hand, he also admitted that he felt lucky to be able to work on this project.

The Pirates: Goblin Flag – Production


In December 2018, the production of sequel to 2014 film The Pirates was announced. The film is directed by Kim Jeong-hoon, originally scheduled for the return of Kim Nam-gil and Son Ye-jin, and was expected to start filming in June 2019. In March 2019, Lee Kwang-soo joined the cast replacing Yoo Hae-jin, the member of original film cast. Due to various reasons and schedule conflicts of main leads, the filming was cancelled in May 2019. It took another ten months for producers to modify the script, cast the actors, and start the film with a new story.


In March 2020 it was reported that Kang Ha-neul was considering to appear in the film. Han Hyo-joo reunited with Kang Ha-Neul, as she confirmed her casting in the film, marking her return to cinema after two years since Illang: The Wolf Brigade. In April 2020, Chae Soo-bin joined the cast of the film. In June 2020 the cast line-up of the film was completed and filming was planned to start in July.


Filming began in July 2020, and concluded in January 2021. In September 2020, a staff member of the special effects team was tested positive for COVID-19, but other members were found negative. Previously the schedule was also delayed due to the rainy season.

The film was produced with an estimated cost of ₩23.5 billion.


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