This is just stupid.
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Peter Berg may be signing on to direct a big screen adaptation of the classic Hasbro board game Battleship. Jon and Eric Hoeber are writing the script for the “epic naval action adventure” but I honestly don’t see the point. An action movie filled with large-scale battles could be quite cool, but what exactly is the Battleship connection? Aside from the iconic line from the commercials (“You sunk my battleship mother-fucker!”) there’s absolutely nothing identifiable to the game that could go into a film. No plot, no characters… there’s nothing at all.
Berg gets flack for his films but I count myself as a fan thanks in large part to the action and intensity of The Kingdom as well as the action and humor of The Rundown. I don’t doubt that Berg can make an exciting naval adventure, but again, I just don’t see the point of paying for and marketing it as related to the game.
/Film is also speculating as to potential casting for the film… it seems Twilight star Robert Pattinson was seen leaving Berg’s house last week. Could they have been playing a late night game of Battleship together?
What do you think about a Battleship movie?