Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures; Pacific Coast News; Splash News Online
Pictured: Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker & Rihanna
With the Australia & New Zealand “Battleship” movie release scheduled for April 18, the cast made a fashionable splash at the film’s big premiere at Luna Park in Sydney earlier today. For those of you in the US who can’t wait for the flick, you better be a little patience considering the movie won’t release over here until May 18! What the hell is up with this wack release schedule? Didn’t they have enough copies to do a simultaneous world-wide release?! Very odd, to say the least.
As we stated before, I really wanna say this movie is an automatic home run for the producers, but at the end of the day, it’s a $200 million dollar mega-gamble. Since we usually suck at making these calls, we’re pretty sure “Battleship” will go on to make $3 billion in worldwide sales. On paper, it’s very difficult for us to see this working. You can’t simply say, “Oh, ‘Transformers’ hit it out of the park, so why not make a movie about another Hasbro game & earn the same amount of cash?’ I have a feeling this movie might finally be the straw that broke the camel’s back in terms of over-the-top, big-screen, CGI fuck-fests that usually attack the theaters around spring/early-summer. For the studio’s sake, let’s hope we’re wrong…
Directed by Peter Berg, the film stars Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson. Here’s more juice about the film:
In the Hawaiian Islands, an international naval fleet at Pearl Harbor engage in a dynamic and intense battle against an alien species known as “The Regents”. The aliens come to planet Earth on a mission to build a power source in the ocean. Upon their visit, they come in contact with the naval fleet. The film is also purported to show both sides of the story, from the aliens’ perspective, as well as the humans’ so the audience knows exactly where the opponent’s ships are.[Source]
And, here’s S.I. Swimsuit cover-hottie Brooklyn Decker doing some “Battleship” poolside promotional work in Sydney (we’re pretty sure she was paid for this photo-op):
Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures; Pictured: Brooklyn Decker