It's certainly not a new thing for Hollywood to plumb the depths of our childhoods for toys and games to make movies out of, but even so the idea of making a Battleship movie seemed dumber than most others. And as you'll see from the first trailer below the idea hasn't evolved into anything much smarter, either.
From director Peter Berg (The Rundown, Hancock) and writing duo Erich and Jon Hoeber (Red and the upcoming Man on a Ledge) comes a film based on the Hasbro board game which consisted of guessing the placement of your opponents ship on a vertical board. What have they concocted from that most basic of games? An alien invasion film. Figures.
The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson (for some reason), Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Josh Pence and... Rihanna (yes, the singer).
Watch the bombastic trailer below, which you'd be forgiven for thinking is for a Michael Bay movie.