Battleship Trailer Starring Liam Neeson and Rihanna

May 18th, 2012 is going to be an historic day… one that could change all of our lives forever. That day marks the release of Battleship, a major Hollywood blockbuster based on a board game, and if successful it could open the floodgates for much more of the same. The world will never be the same again. In all seriousness, I’m well aware that there was already a Clue movie back in the ’80s, but this is different. We’ve seen studios option all kinds of board games over the past year or two, and Hasbro and Universal even have a partnership virtually guaranteeing that there will be more of these. But for now, all eyes are on Battleship, which will be the first one out of the gate.

What you might not know is that for some unknown reason, Battleship is actually an alien invasion movie. It could probably be a Battle: Los Angeles sequel or spin-off, if not for all the laughably bad Screenwriting 101 cliches. I mean, dating the admiral’s daughter? Really? Directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, Hancock), and starring Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd, Rihanna and Brooklyn Decker, this trailer will likely get a lot of viral attention a la Snakes on a Plane. If they’re smart, they’ll do some reshoots to add the line, “You sank my battleship!” somewhere in there too. But in the end, will the Hasbro branding hurt this movie’s chances at the box office or will it help? Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

  • FoxMulder

    Someone’s trying veeery hard to be the next Michael Bay.

  • cinekill

    I’m speechless.

  • I have been predicting this forever – BRANDING IN NAME ONLY! attach to some stupid game, doll, food and write whatever you want!

    I writing my dream project: “Hagar the Horrible”, A transvestite maid that gets PMS when kept over the weekend by the evil master of the house!

  • If Paramount was smart they would have handed over the GI Joe franchise to Peter Berg to begin with.

  • Kasper

    Boardgame or not, this looks good.

  • Tomoo

    I love that the alien craft shot fucking pegs into the battleship. Amazing.

  • Deckard

    LOL what a piece of shit. So who wants to put bets on whether Liam or Dudebro says the line “They sunk our battleship!”?

  • Gil

    Too bad Joel Schumacher beat them to the franchise.

  • John

    Dang, you sunk my battleship!

    Not one mention in the trailer of B7?

  • Fatbologna

    Every time I think of Battleship it reminds me of the scene in Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey when they play a game with Death followed by a game of Twister

    Peter Berg’s a competent director and I think this looks like more of a retarded good time than any of the Transformers movies. Plus, Brooklyn Decker’s boobs beat Megan Fox, Rosie the British Pig and the Lady Transformer any day of the week.

  • Derek McFarland

    Fuck Michael Bay!
    This looks awesome.

  • MamaCass

    This looks BADASS…I hope they say it!

  • Matt

    Feels like a joke trailer, with a big budget, paroding Transformers.

  • With Peter Berg (who also subtly parodied the jungle adventure movie (THE RUNDOWN) and superhero movie (HANCOCK) the jokey tone wouldn’t surprise me. Although yea, I can totally see the amalgamation of Michael Bay movies from Armageddon to TF.

  • Paul

    After watching this terrible/terrific trailer I just wrote a script for SORRY!

    The story follows Jim Carry, Adam Sandler, Kevin James, & Ben Stiller (note: those are they’re character names…. now who should I cast in the roles) as they run around the world in search of four magic pegs. During their journey these four loveable goofballs accidentally blow stuff up & get covered in shit while yelling SORRY at each other.

    Release Date: July 4, 2014.

  • LUDY

    Clue, Monopoly, Life, Scrabble…the list could go on and on. Where are these Hollywood execs getting their inspiration from these days…Toys R Us?? Geez.

  • photonboy