Peter Berg’s return behind the camera for a feature film is one that I’ve been waiting a while for, and settling on the Battleship project, the film adaptation of the Hasbro board game, was definitely an interesting choice that a lot of people were surprised by. The concept in itself seemed a little unimaginable.
But when the first teaser trailer debuted back in the summer, followed by the second earlier this month, we got a look at the awesome scope of the film, and it looks set to be a brilliant blockbuster when it arrives next summer. We’ve now got a great new Japanese trailer to share with you, via ComingSoon.net, that features plenty of excellent footage of buildings collapsing, giant ships flying out of the water, and much, much more on that sort of scale.
“Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs the May 18, 2012 release, 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 Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper’s older brother, Commanding Officer Stone of the USS Samson; Rihanna as Lt. Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.”
The film is the second starring Taylor Kitsch that we’ll get to see next year, and the other, John Carter, has just had a Japanese trailer released this holiday period too, so if you’re a fan of his work like me, feel free to click on over here to catch that trailer as well.
After what Berg did last time around on Hancock, I’m really looking forward to seeing how Battleship turns out. Judging by what we’ve seen so far, it’s set to be pretty visually impressive, and this new trailer only supports that. When the building crashes, it does admittedly look a little like that moment in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, but considering as that looked awesome, and so does this, I’m choosing to see that as a good thing.
Battleship is set to come out in the States on 18th May, but we’ll be getting it a little earlier here in the UK, where it will be released on 20th April. Without further ado, here’s the great new trailer. Enjoy.