Taylor Kitsch (“John Carter of Mars”) has been cast in Universal’s adaptation of the Hasbro board game Battleship, directed by Peter Berg:
The script, by Jon and Erich Hoeber, sees an international fleet come together to battle a water-bound armada of otherworldly origin.
In “Battleship,” Kitsch is playing a Naval commander named Alex Hopper, described as “wildly spirited” and “a great seaman but a lousy politician.”
Also boarding the project will be Tom Arnold (“True Lies 2″), who made the announcement in a comment posted at Movieline:
“Doing Pete Berg’s Battleship in Australia in August…”
Battleship is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25, 2012.