Brooklyn Decker Defends Her Battleship
02.03.11 by Ryan
It's hard to blame skeptics for being cynical about Universal's Battleship, the live-action adaptation of the Milton-Bradley board game, because the movie, well, is based on a board game, after all. Last month, James Cameron cited Battleship as an example of Hollywood's "desperation," explaining that the movie represents a "story crisis" that "degrades the cinema." Tough talk from the screenwriter of Rambo Part II and the writer/director of the sequel Aliens who is currently working on two more sequels (Avatar 2 and Avatar 3).
One of Battleship's stars, Brooklyn Decker, defended the movie to MTV, explaining that the movie won't be as simplistic as the board game it was inspired by.
Yeah it’s funny. I think Alex [Skarsgard] said something that the game was the inspiration for the movie and not necessarily a storyboard for the movie and I would be in agreement with that. It’s an action/war film, so we draw inspiration from the game in that it is called Battleship and Hasbro is heavily involved. Obviously, there's a battleship in the movie — because it's called "Battleship" — but It is a modern day, war/action film, which is kind of unique to most war films. This is modern day so it’s exciting.
The story of Battleship is mostly being kept a secret, though it is known that the movie will involve an international naval fleet battling (ahem) with an alien invasion. Peter Berg (Hancock) directed the movie, which co-stars Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch and pop singer Rihanna. Battleship opens May 18, 2012.