May 18th 2012
  • Action/Sci-Fi,
  • PG-13,
  • 131 min,
  • Universal Pictures
  • Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker, Josh Pence, Rihanna, Jesse Plemons, Peter MacNicol, Tadanobu Asano, Hamish Linklater, Beau Brasseaux, Reila Aphrodit, Stephen Bishop, Griff Furst, Billy Slaughter, David Jensen, John Bell, Marcus Lyle Brownr, Fileena Bahris, Lil Mirkk, John Tui, Kevin P. Kearns, Liz Wicker, Carson Aune, Mike Meldman, Joji Yoshida, Jordan Kirkwood, Drew Rausch, Andrew Serpas, Edward J. Clare
  • Director: Peter Berg
  • Writers: Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber
  • Producers: Sarah Aubrey, Peter Berg, Brian Goldner, Duncan Henderson, Bennett Schneir, Scott Stuber
  • Co Producer: Todd Arnow
  • Art Directions: Tom Frohling, Aaron Hayes, Scott P. Murphy, William Ladd Skinner
  • Casting: Jamie Castro
  • Costume Design: Louise Mingenbach
  • D.O.P.: Tobias A. Schliessler
  • Editors: Colby Parker Jr., Billy Rich
  • Makeups: Lon Bentley, Bryan D. Furer, Jami Hight, Emily Tatum
  • Music: Steve Jablonsky
  • Production Design: Neil Spisak
  • Set Decoration: Larry Dias


In the Hawaiian Islands, an international naval fleet at Pearl Harbor engage in a very dynamic and intense battle against an alien race 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 navy 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. Based on the Hasbro game of the same name.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Baton Rouge, USA; Hawaii, USA; Los Angeles, USA; San Antonio, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Intense sequences of violence, action and destruction, and for language
  • Production Budget: $200 million
  • Production Companies: Battleship Delta Productions, Film 44, Hasbro, Stuber Productions
  • Production Schedule: 28 August 2010 - January 2011

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2012 Guide Analysis: "It's the film you can't really believe they're making - a whopping $250 million action epic based on the Hasbro game of the same name. In concept, the idea is laughable, in execution though the first teaser trailer confirmed this owes plenty to "Transformers".

Say what you will about director Peter Berg, the man can direct action and the money does seem to be up there on the screen, even if the plot is just an excuse for a cast of hot young things (Kitsch, Skarsgård, Rihanna) to dress up in Navy uniforms and shoot at aliens in epic battles. The only thing that'll get me excited? Gruff boat captain Liam Neeson hopefully growling the line "You sunk my battleship"."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 11 April 2012: Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, UK
  • 12 April 2012: Australia, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
  • 13 April 2012: Finland, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, Vietnam
  • 18 April 2012: Hungary
  • 19 April 2012: Czech Republic, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia
  • 20 April 2012: Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Turkey
  • 10 May 2012: Argentina
  • 11 May 2012: Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay