Peter Berg in Talks to Direct Universal's Battleship, Many More Board-Game Adaptations in the Works
Posted 05.18.09 by reelz
Any '80s children out there still experience nostalgia at the phrase, "You have sunk my battleship?"
Get ready to take another trip down memory lane: Empire reports that Universal is in talks with Peter Berg (Hancock) to direct a movie version of the popular board game Battleship. Not familiar? Check out this online version. Or watch the game's first (and most likely only) appearance in a movie, Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.
Clue (1985) was probably the only movie ever based on a board game. That's about to change ... big time. Universal's also working on adaptations of Candy Land, with Kevin Lima directing; Monopoly, from Ridley Scott; and Ouija Board, from Michael Bay's production company, Platinum Dunes.
We've got some ideas to add to the mix. How about Uno? Stratego? All right ... Minesweeper? Solitaire? How about a rousing action-movie version of Sudoku?
Crazy you say? Maybe, but did you think there'd be a movie of Battleship?