Liam Neeson Sinks Berg’s “Battleship”

Liam Neeson has joined the cast of Peter Berg’s “Battleship” for Universal Pictures reports the trades.

Based on the Hasbro board game, the story centers around a battle on land, sea and the sky between earth’s forces and attacking aliens with most of the action set on the USS John Paul Jones.

Neeson will play Admiral Shane, a navy admiral and the future father-in-law of the lead officer character (Taylor Kitsch). Brooklyn Decker stars as Shane’s daughter, Alexander Skarsgard as the brother of Kitsch’s character, and Rihanna as a weapons analyst.

Brian Koppelman and David Levien is revising the previous script draft by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber. Berg, Scott Stuber, Sarah Aubrey, Duncan Henderson, Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir will produce.