Say what!?! Battleship board game to be made into a movie!?!?

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    Say what!?! Battleship board game to be made into a movie!?!?

    Times article.

    From Variety:
    Rihanna will make her feature film debut in Universal's "Battleship" alongside Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch.

    Deal was announced Monday. Director Peter Berg is expected to soon begin shooting the live-action tentpole based on Hasbro's naval combat board game.

    U has set a May 25, 2012, release date for "Battleship," which takes place across the seas, over the skies and land in a battle for planet survival against a superior force. Kitsch, who also works with Berg in the NBC series "Friday Night Lights," stars as a naval officer who leads the fight. Skarsgard will play his brother.
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    One could state that any games featuring naval warfare is based off of the board game. It didn't have any story and it was the most basic ideas... ships battling each other. This is simply just a case of attaching yourself to a well-known product to create broader interest.
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