Universal Pictures today released the second official trailer for Battleship, the movie based on Hasbro’s naval combat board game starring Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna and Liam Neeson.
From the trailer it’s clear director Peter Berg, Universal, and the marketing team have been very much influenced by Michael Bay’s Transformers franchise. It sounds, feels, and looks just like the first Transformers movie, which was probably Universal’s aim as that ended up spawning a billion dollar franchise.
You can watch the trailer below:
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 SkarsgÃ¥rd 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.
Battleship opens fire on May 18th, 2012. Will you be buying a ticket?