Battleship is an upcoming 2012 science fiction naval war film based on the game of the same name. The film is being directed by Peter Berg and will be released by Universal Pictures. Starring in the film are Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson. The film was originally planned to be released in 2011, but rescheduled to May 18, 2012.
The estimated $US200 million project was to begin filming in Australia’s Gold Coast in 2010, but the production company changed locale due to a lack of Australian government tax incentives.
Filming is taking place in the United States on the Hawaiian islands of islands Maui and Oahu, as well as in Sherman Oaks, California to do a few apartment scenes and in Sylmar, California where they will film a driving scene along with a shootout. Battleship will also be filmed in Baton Rouge, USA
Director Peter Berg is bringing the popular game to the silver screen with a sci-fi twist when BATTLESHIP hits theathers in March 2012. The film which stars Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch, Tom Arnold and Lil Mirkk, follow adventures of a naval fleet who must protect earth from extraterrestial invaders. Universal Pictures has tentatively scheduled BATTLESHIP to hit theathers on May 25, 2012