This woman, 손예진 Son Ye-jin, looks badass.

Promotional poster (top) for the Korean feature film 해적 The Pirates. The film is set in early Chosun times as “an action adventure about pirates and bandits searching for a missing seal that went missing at sea when it was attacked by whales.”

Uh, okay, if you say so (the film sold to 20 different territories at a recent Cannes market, after all). Actress Son Ye-jin portrays Yeo-wol, “a female boss who has control over the seas and is bound with charisma and dynamic sword skills.”

Release date in South Korea : 2014/Summer. Directed by 이석훈 Lee Seok-hoon. Screenplay by 천성일 Cheon Seong-il.