You may have wondered what it could all possible mean when you heard that a movie was being made, which in some sense or another was “based” on the classic board game Battleship. I know what you were thinking, or rather, the manner in which you couldn’t put thoughts together, because how could it make any sense?
What part of the game could be a film, and what could transpire, other than the fact that a film might be made which involved Battleships, but was otherwise completely random? Then you heard that Liam Neeson was in it (True Blood fans heard other things), and you thought they must be doing something fairly interesting.
Well, you can now rest assured that all your concerns were for naught. Not only is the film clearly and wonderfully tied to the board game, and all your fond memories pertaining thereto, but it will be difficult to imagine it as anything other than the best film you’re going to get next summer.
Don’t take this one in lightly. Prepare yourself. This is not a multi-tasking trailer. Close your other windows, don’t have other things distracting you in the background, and make sure you are ready for the first step in your journey toward your next favorite film.
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.
Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Scott Stuber (Couples Retreat), Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers franchise), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander).
Summer 2012 begins with the biggest battle of all: Battleship.