Most folks remember Peter Berg as an actor from Shocker and Copland and as the director of the film version of Friday Night Lights. So when a fan asked Berg (who is directing the new Michael Bay-esque film Battleship) what his new film is based on, one would expect him to say the children's game of the same name by Hasbro, right? Nope. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Berg found inspiration in Stephen Hawking, despite the fact that the film is being marketed as the live-action Hasbro game.
I love me some Taylor Kitsch (John Carter), Alex Skarsgard (True Blood), and Liam Neeson (no introduction needed), but I'm not sure if they can save this one. The storyline makes absolutely no sense. Which as we know is the most important aspect of a movie. Alas, Hollywood continues it's scorched earth policy and takes aim at our childhood memories, so why stop now?
The Battleship sinks in a theater near you on May 18th.