battleship movie poster cropped 'Battleship' trailer premieres!“You sank my Battleship!” The beloved game of your youth is now a film directed by Peter Berg and starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker and Rhianna. Yes, Rhianna. The official trailer has been released and we’ve got it for you right here.

We were lucky enough to visit the edit bay a while back and saw some really fun footage. At the time, the effects weren’t completed, but the aliens looked pretty fantastic. We won’t spoil it for you, but take a look at the trailer and let us know what you think of their ships.

So, how does it relate to the simple plastic game that we remember? There were no aliens that we recall. Well, the alien ships here knock out radar, so the Marines are sailing blind. Get it? Kitsch is a slacker Marine who is not living up to his potential. He wants to marry the daughter (Decker) of his commanding officer (Neeson) who doesn’t exactly approve. In the midst of that family drama … aliens! But of course!

So, will “Battleship” be a “hit?” (Sorry. We couldn’t resist that.) You’ll find out on May 18th, 2012. 

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