Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
Release Date For World War Z Sequel
Zombiegeddon continues in 2017
First Look At Meryl Streep As Florence Foster Jenkins
Missing the high notes with Hugh Grant
Reese Witherspoon Goes Magical For Tink
Disney has her playing a live-action Tinker Bell
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders
She'll star in the car culture drama
Justin Lin Brings Bruce Lee To TV
Developing crime drama Warrior for Cinemax
John C. McGinley Faces Horror In The Belko Experiment
Melonie Diaz is also on for the James Gunn-produced film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Vincenzo Natali No Longer Directing Neuromancer
But the film remains in development
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Ted 2
10 July 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Home (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Run All Night (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Taken 3 (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Third Person (2014)
Empire Star Rating
A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Battleship Trailer Sails In
'Prepare to fire!'

27 July 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Yahoo

submit to reddit

Altogether now: “You haff sunk my battleship!” No, it’s not the trailer for a new Bill and Ted outing (though that’s still on the way if Keanu and co are to be believed), it’s the first promo for Peter Berg’s adaptation of the classic board game Battleship. You can have it ping your web radar below.

Taylor Kitsch – who, with his military scrub haircut looks disturbingly like a slightly less muscular Channing Tatum – stars as Hopper, a naval officer on the USS John Paul Jones. He’s been a rising star of the navy, but he’s suddenly not quite so favoured. Part of it has to do with him dating (and looking to marry) the daughter of Liam Neeson’s Admiral Shane.

Still, there are bigger things to worry about – on a routine set of exercises, the ship’s crew encounters a mystery object floating in the ocean. Hopper is dispatched to investigate and makes the fatal sci-fi movie mistake of touching the thing. Cue a signal racing off into the stars and the surfacing of some decidedly warlike alien craft that proceed to attack the fleet.

From the looks of this, Battleship will be big, silly, full of explosions and lots of people shouting. Which could be A Good Thing given that it’s really not trying to be anything more than that…

With Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna also in the cast, the film will dock at our cinemas on April 20 next year.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Another Awesome Muppets Poster Arrives
Hey, look, the whole gang is here!
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

WTF
This is one of the most silly things Ive seen. Hell! I'll grabb a couple of beers and show up More

Posted by Overmind at 04:52 on 01 August 2011 | Report This Post

i'll check it out....looks like a good popcorn movie! More

Posted by kenwebhead at 19:29 on 31 July 2011 | Report This Post

Hope they make Operation next. I always wondered what the back-story of the patient was. Starring Woody Allen! More

Posted by LordShaper at 13:38 on 31 July 2011 | Report This Post

Klingons on the starboard bow!
Looks like fun! More

Posted by arronskie at 12:00 on 31 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Cute
I'm watching for Tim Riggins and Eric Northman in Navy uniforms. I am very easily pleased. More

Posted by ErisLovesMovies at 00:58 on 31 July 2011 | Report This Post

Cute
Aww, doesn't Taylor Kitsch look about 14 with his short hair? I'm watching this just for that. More

Posted by Enzino at 09:09 on 29 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: spideed2 L: ErisLovesMovies L: spideed2 Director thats never made a good film - Check Lets be honest, its Transformers 4 isnt it? eter Berg made the original Friday Night Lights film. Which was excellent. k ok, ive heard thats good, i stand corrected. Very Bad Things, The Kingdom, Hancock, etc all mediocre though, sorry. Stnd by rest of my comments. hat seems fair. :-) More

Posted by ErisLovesMovies at 22:10 on 28 July 2011 | Report This Post

I'm sorry for the pun but I hope it sinks at the Box Office More

Posted by freemantle_uk at 18:14 on 28 July 2011 | Report This Post

That looks ridiculous.....I'm in! More

Posted by evildave69 at 13:26 on 28 July 2011 | Report This Post

Independence Day with Naval Warships?
Yeah go on then ... I'll watch it! More

Posted by Nicky C at 10:45 on 28 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: ErisLovesMovies L: spideed2 Director thats never made a good film - Check Lets be honest, its Transformers 4 isnt it? eter Berg made the original Friday Night Lights film. Which was excellent. k ok, ive heard thats good, i stand corrected. Very Bad Things, The Kingdom, Hancock, etc all mediocre though, sorry. Stnd by rest of my comments. More

Posted by spideed2 at 23:45 on 27 July 2011 | Report This Post

RE:
L: spideed2 Director thats never made a good film - Check Lets be honest, its Transformers 4 isnt it? eter Berg made the original Friday Night Lights film. Which was excellent. More

Posted by ErisLovesMovies at 17:55 on 27 July 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)