Battleship: Catch True Blood’s Eric All Out at Sea!By
It’s going to be a while before we all get the pleasure of watching Alexander Skarsgard heat up the screen as Eric Northman on Season 5 of True Blood. In the meantime, Skarsgard fans have something else to look forward to. Yes, it’s Skarsgard’s new film, Battleship, where we’ll see him all out at sea – literally. Starring Skarsgard, together with Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson, and Rihanna, this big-budget film will be out on May 18, 2012 .
Directed by Peter Berg, the action-adventure film based on the Hasbro game of the same name is set in the waters off Hawaii. The US Navy ships in the Pacific Fleet are based out of Pearl Harbor, and they end up clashing with an alien race bent on sucking power from Earth by building a power station in the ocean.
Kitsch is the cocky but likeable hero, Alex Hopper, a brash young Lieutenant serving on the USS John Paul Jones, while Brooklyn Decker plays his love interest, Sam. Skarsgard gets a meaty role as Stone Hopper, Alex’s brother and Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson. Award-winning Neeson plays Admiral Shane, Alex and Stone’s superior, and also Sam’s father. Rihanna, in her film debut, makes an appearance as a Petty Officer serving on Alex’s ship.
Battleship is from the team that brought you the Transformers, so expect non-stop adventure, close shaves for our heroes, and an eventual happy ending.
If you haven’t already seen the trailer, check it out here! Lots of Skarsgard action… and Kitsch isn’t half bad either! Who can resist men in uniform who’re out to save the world?