I want Battleship to be crazy, ridiculous, and (most importantly) fun. Basically the Transformers experience with a higher ceiling. I see that potential in the trailers we have seen so far, but there is no footage that cannot be made better by enthusiastic Japanese voiceover. A Japanese trailer for Battleship hit the web over the weekend with new footage. My optimism is not greater, but sustained at a high level.
Paramount is billing the board game adaptation as “an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force.” Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson star in the Peter Berg-directed feature. Battleship opens May 18, 2012. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer, plus a director’s commentary on a previous trailer.
Japanese trailer via Bleeding Cool:
IGN sat down with Berg to talk about the last Battleship trailer. It serves as a nice jumping-off point for a 17-minute conversation about the characters, the story, Berg’s admiration for the military, as well as the extraterrestrial elements and the scope of the movie.
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.