Release Day Round-Up: BATTLESHIP (Starring Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson)

Release Day Round-Up: BATTLESHIP (Starring Taylor Kitsch and Liam Neeson)

Release Day Round-Up is an ongoing feature here at Bigfanboy that will be posted on the day prior to any big release to showcase the important information and marketing material for the new movies being released the following day. This way you can make an informed decision on what movie (or movies) you will see on opening weekend. As always, let us know what you think in the comments, if you would like anything added and if you plan on seeing the  particular movie being highlighted on opening weekend, sometime down the road, wait for it on home release or passing all together. Here’s all you could want to know about BATTLESHIP:

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Release Date: Friday, May 18, 2012

Critics Concensus: Rotten Tomatoes

MPAA: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language)
Presentation: 2D
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Action, Adventure
Screenwriters: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Directed By: Peter Berg

Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson.

Synopsis: Peter Berg (“Hancock”) produces and directs “Battleship,” 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 fiance; 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 international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.

Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the “Transformers” franchise), along with Scott Stuber (“Couples Retreat”), Sarah Aubrey (“The Kingdom”) and Duncan Henderson (“Master and Commander”).

The battle for Earth begins at sea.






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