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SDCC '11 Film Update: 'Battleship' Teaser Trailer

Battleship sunk! Coming to a theater near you...

By Jason Ignet on 7/30/2011
To coincide with the official announcement at Comic-Con, Universal Pictures has released the first teaser trailer and official website for the upcoming film, Battleship, based off the Milton Bradley/Hasbro game of the same name.  Starring Taylor Kitsch (Gambit from X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, and….Rihanna (um, yeah, expect a song by her on the soundtrack).

With a screenplay by Erich and Jon Hoeber (Red), and directed by Peter Berg, the film is a sci-fi action adventure about a U.S. naval fleet involved in a confrontation against an alien race called “The Regents.”  Alex Hopper (Kitsch) seeks to prove himself in the eyes of Admiral Shane (Neeson) for the favor of his fiancé, and Shane’s daughter, Sam (Decker).  With plenty of special effects (and the possibility of it being in 3D), the film plans on showing both perspectives of the battle, allowing audiences to see the ships as they are positioned in the board game.

I like Peter Berg as a director; Friday Night Lights and The Kingdom were pretty decent movies.  However, I just don’t think this movie is going to be very good.  James Cameron has already openly criticized the film calling it a direct example of a “story crisis” in Hollywood.  He continues by saying it is an act of pure desperation and that resorting to a board game for an original idea is a disgrace to cinema.  Now, without throwing the film under the bus before it is released, I think it deserves a chance.  Who knows, the next one they make could be Candy Land – and who wouldn’t want to see that?

Check out the trailer below:



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McGill93 on November 25, 2011
I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
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Merfyz on November 26, 2011
Yes you do. Ignore this bad movie, and just think of Skyrim.
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McGill93 on November 26, 2011
@Merfyz

...... OK I'm good =P . Should have posted a link to the pic instead of just the text, but whatever =) .
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rohity03 on December 08, 2011
y dude!!!!!!!!!! y u r sayin diz...............is it a negative movie!!!!!
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Merfyz on November 24, 2011
They need to learn that some games, books, etc. DO NOT NEED TO BE TURNED INTO A MOVIE.
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rohity03 on October 30, 2011
want to watch movie now
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robquinnpc on October 12, 2011
I dont understand the translation from a "board game" where a modern military faces off against another modern military to this abomination of a politically correct garbage can full of poop. Whats the matter film industry? You cant have two earthly armies duking it out for "fun" on the high seas (the game was fun right?). I mean, who would you pick for the US fleet to destroy? How would that be perceived in the international community? Oh well. Plan B. Substitute opponent that USA destroys with alien force, PCness established.

Oh but wait, how will we capture that "guess and fire" feature that the entire game is based on if we toss in some aliens? I know!(says the intern), the aliens, they have radar jamming bubble technology see. This battle may be taking place on earth, but this bubble, it turns a small part of the ocean into the "game board", USA kills aliens, no one is offended and Liam Neeson smacks himself on the forehead.
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QueenVictoria on September 20, 2011
This looks...confusing...Aliens and a pathetic average guy trying to win the "fair maidens heart?" A big disappointment.
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McGill93 on November 25, 2011
"A big disappointment."

What were you expecting? It's a movie, based on Battleship. Anyone who's anybody will be skipping this to see the Monopoly movie instead.

If we're lucky, we may get an UNO movie in the next decade as well. We can only hope...
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Ajukito on September 07, 2011
really nice...it has to be good movie
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AMDpablo on August 26, 2011
+100500 will interesting
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blackmoses on August 22, 2011
it has Liam Nelson in it. IT HAS TO BE GOOD!!!
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AMDpablo on August 26, 2011
Liam nEEson
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cjf582 on August 20, 2011
Looks interesting, they really don't show you any of the movie which just add to your curiosity about it.
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redzone88 on August 20, 2011
looks good!
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rockznitu on August 19, 2011
nice
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ramseyc1985 on August 14, 2011
this movie will be an EPIC FAIL!!!
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Merfyz on November 24, 2011
I agree. They probably thought it was a good idea until they made it and actually looked at it.
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usernameunique on August 11, 2011
you sunk my childhood.
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Mrakatsuki on August 10, 2011
Love to see where they're going with this!!!
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Dualsmg14 on July 31, 2011
Wow... seriously? Battleship? And Cameron has no right to criticize others for poor stories after his version of Pocahontas with blue aliens.
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Dualsmg14 on July 31, 2011
Watched the trailer now. Liam Neeson might just save this movie, but only if he says, "They sunk our Battleship".
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hunter47024 on October 09, 2011
it was more like dances with wolves with blue aliens, but I agree.
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