Alexander Skarsgard to Star in “Battleship”

June 20, 2010 by  

Alexander Skarsgard has signed on to star in the movie “Battleship” alongside Taylor Kitsch. The movie, which is loosely based on the Hasbro Game of the same name, will take more of a sci-fi approach and will involve an “alien invasion element.” Alex‘s character will be a “straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer idolizes.”

While the story will take place in the air, land and water, their naval fleet comes into contact with the aliens while they are attempting to build a power source in the ocean. In keeping with the spirit of the game, the movie will be showing both the alien side of the story and the human side offering a different twist on this type of movie.

Alex will be seen next in the remake of the film “Straw Dogs” which is set to release September 16, 2011. Filming for Battleship will begin in August in Hawaii with a scheduled release date of June 18, 2012.

SOURCE: Heat Vision Blog

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