To date we’ve only seen a teaser trailer for Peter Berg‘s loose, to say the least, adaptation of the Hasbro board game Battleship and fan response has been largely venomous. The film, scheduled for release May 18, 2012, has plenty of time to fix that though as more of the its epic scale and story will continue to be revealed. From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like Aqua Independence Day.
Familiarizing us with that story and characters seems to be the aim of this behind the scenes video from Entertainment Tonight. It’s got some new stunts, explosions, and breaks down who each of the stars – Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Liam Neeson – play. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
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There was a pretty stark divide between those who loved the trailer for Peter Berg‘s ‘navy vs aliens’ film Battleship, and those who thought it was complete dreck. It isn’t difficult to understand that split: the trailer briefly introduces a few characters including Taylor Kitsch as a brash young officer under the command of Liam Neeson as he courts his superior’s daughter, played by Brooklyn Decker. It then launches into a condensed sequence from the film, with giant alien ships, a whole lot of digital effects and even the signature pegs that have been part of the tabletop Battleship game since its inception. The film is a massively-budgeted ode to action, and one that doesn’t seem interested in courting an action-averse audience. Fair enough.
What it didn’t show was Rihanna, who makes her acting debut in the film. If you’re curious how the singer looks on the deck of a boat with a giant weapon at the ready, hit the jump. Read More »
Universal and Peter Berg reportedly spent two hundred million on Battleship, and with the official trailer premiere you can start to make a dollar-per-pixel tally of just where that money went. This is more like a chunk of the first big battle sequence in the film rather than a conventional trailer — no hiding the otherworldly bad guys in this one. Check it out below. Read More »
Break out a bottle of champagne and crack it over the bow of the new website for Universal’s big collaboration between Hasbro and Peter Berg. Battleship now has a teaser site and a teaser poster. You will be greatly surprised, I’m sure, to find that the poster features a giant ship and an almost imposing logo. Read More »
Mere days after James Cameron used Peter Berg‘s board game-inspired action movie Battleship as a prime example of the degradation of cinema, one of the film’s stars has leaked some news that sounds worse than it is. Brooklyn Deckar, the model turned actress, who plays a love interest in the film, has been quoted as saying Berg shot “a bunch of alternative endings” and that they’re going back to do reshoots. The big budget action film has been described as “a battle on land, sea and the sky between earth’s forces and attacking aliens,” according to Universal.
Sometimes “reshoots” is a code for “this movie doesn’t work” but, according to Universal, these “reshoots” were built into the principal photograph schedule. There’s a whopping 17 months until the reported $200 million action film is scheduled for release, after all. Read more specifics after the jump. Read More »
Ponder for a moment the irony of James Cameron, whose career has elevated the Roger Corman formula of cliched characters and high-concept premises into billion-dollar mega-success, calling out Peter Berg‘s upcoming Battleship as an example of the story crisis in Hollywood. Then stop pondering and read the director’s full comments after the break. Read More »
We’ve half-joked about Peter Berg‘s film Battleship, which already boasts a cast including Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rhianna and Brooklyn Decker. That’s an odd-sounding cast for a mega-budget film about a battle with aliens.
Now a serious name has been added to lend some weight to the cast: Liam Neeson will anchor the picture as Admiral Shane. Read More »
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The first set spy photo has emerged to show Ian McShane in character as Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and to complement that shot there’s a first-look shot from another ocean-going adventure. Our second groups of set pics show Rhianna in costume for Peter Berg‘s Battleship. Larger images and more info after the jump. Read More »