I’m both horrified and intrigued by this summer’s movie Battleship, based on the classic board game. I mean the trailer says “From Hasbro, who brought you Transformers”… This movie could be over the top cheese and/or completely brainless, but also be beyond garbage. We’ll find out May 18.
Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson
Directed by: Peter Berg
Writers: Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber, Brian Koppelman & David Levien
Produced by: Scott Stuber, Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Brian Goldner, Bennett Schneir, Duncan Henderson, Jeffrey Silver
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).