A new trailer for director Peter Berg‘s Battleship has landed online. Three thoughts: First off, there needs to be a comma between “Hasbro” and “the”. Second, Hasbro and Universal want this movie to be Transformers so badly and it’s utterly pathetic to watch them try. Third, for a movie that supposedly takes place at sea, there’s an awful lot of land. But watching this trailer, I’m beginning to understand why Universal is unloading all of their Hasbro properties as fast as possible.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer along with a new poster. Click here for Hunter’s visit to the edit bay and find out what he was told about the movie. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson. Battleship opens May 18, 2012.
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And here are the new poster and images:
Here’s the official synopsis for Battleship:
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.