Because nothing says “riveting plotline” like the overtones of the classic grid guessing board game Battleship, Hollywood couldn’t resist making it a movie.
Now we get confirmation that Peter Berg has signed on to direct. Cinema Blend shares:
Hancock director Peter Berg has officially signed on to direct it, and the release date of July 1, 2011 has been marked off for some naval explosions. Berg told Variety that the plan was to make “a contemporary story of an international five-ship fleet engaged in a very dynamic, violent and intense battle.”
This is just shameless promotional tie in material. There is no way that this has to be a Battleship movie. Its not like they made the deal to avoid Hasbro’s Milton Bradley Games from suing their asses for stealing the idea.
This just gives them a marketing angle. Instead of just having a naval battle action flick, now its BATTLESHIP THE MOVIE!
I would have preferred they just set out to make a good action film instead of desperately grasping for a reason for you to be interested in it.