Remember back when you first heard that there was going to be a movie based on Battleship? Well, I probably really mean, “Do you remember when I first heard about it?” But, that doesn’t make a lot of sense.
I’m babbling there, because I mean “hearing about” the film back when there were no details at all. If you remember hearing about pre-trailers and details, you were likely scratching your head. What could it mean to base a movie on Battleship?
Of course, we all know now that it obviously means aliens and giant… ahem… Transformer-esque, monstery machines. And, now there’s a new trailer. You may now witness massive explosions.
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by 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) and Jeffrey Silver (300). The film is written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red).
The battle for Earth begins at sea.