Taylor Kitsch Sunk My “Battleship”

Taylor Kitsch (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “The Covenant”) will star in the Hasbro game turned action adventure film “Battleship” for Universal Pictures says Heat Vision.

The story follows a massive Naval adventure across the seas, in the skies and over land as the armed forces of our planet fight for survival against an alien water-bound armada.

Kitsch will play a “wildly spirited” Naval commander named Alex Hopper who is much more a sailor than a politician. Jeremy Renner was previously linked to the role.

Jon and Erich Hoeber penned the script. Peter Berg, who serves as executive producer on the series “Friday Night Lights” in which Kitsch stars, is directing.