Peter Berg Explains 'Battleship' Aliens
Peter Berg invited a few reporters to spend the day on the USS Sterett so that he could discuss his upcoming board game adaptation, Battleship. Eyes have been rolling since the film was announced, but matters were made worse when it was reported that aliens would play the film's heavies. Berg defended this decision and elaborated on what to expect from the sea-faring visitors.
- The aliens are known as The Regents. They will be brought to the screen with a mixture of CG and live action.
- They aren't looking to take over Earth. They are looking to build a power source in the ocean so that they can return to their home world.
- The alien weaponry will not be futuristic lasers. It will be exploding ballistics-based, just like ours.
- Someone at some point in the film will exclaim, "You sank my Battleship!"
So there you have it. No word on casting yet but Berg seems very clear about the movie he wants to make. It's a movie based on a board game. Looks like it's time to dust off my adaptation of Ants In The Pants. It's a mystery/thriller about these ants that get into some guy's pants. (Latino Review)