Battleship: New Featurette Reveals Alien Invasion Is Our Own Fault
03.23.12 by BJSprecher
World-renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has said that the existence of aliens is "perfectly rational" to his "mathematical brain," but that it would be best if we never met them because "the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans." As in the real world, Hawking's warning goes unheeded in
director Peter Berg's (Hancock) board game-turned-action movie Battleship. The new featurette reveals that the aliens that come to take over our planet were "invited" by scientists beaming signals at "Goldilocks" planets similar to the Earth.
Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Josh Pence, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, and Tadanobu Asano. The screenplay was written by Jon and Erich Hoeber (Whiteout), with revisions by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Rounders).