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'Mr. Go' is the Gorilla Playing Baseball Movie from Korea You've All Been Waiting For [Video]

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Korean film “Mr. Go” which recently popped up on the Reddit baseball thread and is making the rounds on the web. A movie about a giant CGI gorilla swatting home runs will do that.

The movie is described thusly from the YouTube trailer page:

Wei Wei grew up in the circus with a bat-swinging gorilla named Ling Ling. After her grandfather dies in the Great Sichuan Earthquake, she has only Ling Ling to depend on. In order to pay her grandfather’s debt, she has no choice but to accept sports agent Sung’s proposal to bring Ling Ling to the Korean Baseball League. Despite serious doubts and ridicule from the league, Ling Ling, now dubbed ‘MR. GO’, becomes an instant hit, hitting one home run after another and propelling his floundering team to the playoffs. However, the rise to stardom is met with unexpected troubles and MR. GO must now face adversaries beyond his control.

My Korean is very poor, if the trailer doesn’t include the tagline: “Go Bananas on _____,” movies have failed.

A little detective work finds that Mr. Go plays for the Doosan Bears, the same team that produced that insane first pitch from the Korean gymnast earlier this month. Variety actually wrote about the movie, since it’s a co-production from Chinese and Korean studios.

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