Peter Berg is in negotiations with Universal Pictures to direct a big-screen version of the Hasbro board game Battlestar. Brothers Jon and Erich Hoeber have been signed on to write the script for the film. Plot details are being kept under wraps — I myself am still trying to wrap my head around how they could possibily make a film out of the source material — but the studio is looking to make an “epic naval action adventure.” I bet.
Battleship is actually one of several board game titles in development at Universal Pictures thanks to a recently signed six-year deal with Hasbro. Others include Ouija Board, Candy Land (which has Kevin Lima attached to direct and Etan cohen writing a script for) and Ridley Scott is developing a project based on Monopoly.