Release date: May 18, 2012 (U.S.A)
DVD: August 28, 2012
Running time: 131 min.
Director: Peter Berg
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Bennett Schneir, Brian Goldner, Sarah Aubrey, Scott Stuber
Screenplay: Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber
Cast: Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna , Brooklyn Decker
Official site: BattleshipMovie.Com
Official Trailer: YouTube
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 Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer 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.
Filming took place in the United States on the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Oahu, as well as in Sherman Oaks, California to do a few apartment scenes and in Playa del Rey, California where they filmed a driving scene along with a shootout. Some scenes were also filmed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Due to his success with the Transformers franchise, composer Steve Jablonsky was chosen to score the official soundtrack. The soundtrack features original compositions from Jablonsky and features rock guitarist, Tom Morello.
Battleship had better box office success in overseas markets than in the US where it had a moderate gross. The film has earned $64,734,950 in North America, as of July 15, 2012, and $236,650,220 in other countries, as of June 28, 2012, for a worldwide total of $301,385,170.