Janine  Apr 08, 2010   Movie News, News, Projects

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Taylor Kitsch Will Sink Your Battleship

Taylor Kitsch (upcoming John Carter of Mars, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, “Friday Night Lights”) will star in Universal’s adaptation of the Hasbro game Battleship.

Peter Berg is directing the action adventure, which will unfold as a massive Naval adventure across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force.

The script, by Jon and Erich Hoeber, sees an international fleet come together to battle a water-bound armada of otherworldly origin.

Heat Vision says Kitsch is playing a Naval commander named Alex Hopper, described as “wildly spirited” and “a great seaman but a lousy politician.” Other key roles in the film include the female lead as well as a Japanese commander.

The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner was previously in the running for the role but opted to do Paul Thomas Anderson’s new drama instead. (source)