John Malkovich Goes Full Insane Pirate King in Crossbones

Stop what you are doing immediately, and watch the trailer for NBC's new looney-tunes, pirate escapade show Crossbones. Starring John Malkovich, and his indecipherable accent.

We're getting a hard The Island of Doctor Moreau vibe with this one. Which, good. Very good, this amuses us. Crossbones was penned by Neil Cross, of Luther and Doctor Who fame. So maybe this is the smart kind of lunacy. The premise is simple: Richard Coyle plays old school physician Tom Lowe, who is captured by Black Beard (Malkovich) and forced to help the pirate decipher various codes to find a fabled treasure. Then the pirate puts a bunch of sticks in his head. Wonderful!

Crossbones will premiere on NBC, May 30th.