Battleship – Trailer


Universal have unveiled the 3rd trailer for their epic summer blockbuster Battleship, and this one spectacularly highlights the action that’ll take place away from the ships.

Rather than being a documentary about two nerds trying to sink each others battleship the film is instead an alien invasion story that sees visitors from beyond the stars attempt to pillage the Earth’s oceans for power.

Irish star Liam Neeson, is joined by Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch, Josh Pence and Rihanna. Berg has given us the superb (Friday Night Lights) and the messy (Hancock) before. With its Transformers type action and $200 million budget this has all the makings of a stupid guilty pleasure of a film.

Battleship strikes May 18th 2012.

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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.