Battleship is incredibly loosely based on the classic Hasbro board game of the same name. The film finds earth’s mightiest naval fleets tested when an alien invasion threatens our oceans.
Neeson will play Admiral Shane, a naval officer and father to Sam (played by Brooklyn Decker) who is dating the film’s hero, Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch). Alexander Skarsgard plays straight and narrow commanding officer who also happens to be Alex’s older brother, and pop singer Rihanna plays a weapons analyst on board the USS John Paul Jones.
Battleship has begun shooting in Hawaii and has a scheduled release date of May 18, 2012.