“True Blood” hunk Alexander Skarsgard has signed on to star in Peter Berg’s naval action thriller “Battleship” for Universal Pictures says Heat Vision.
Based on the classic Hasbro game, 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.
Taylor Kitsch (“Wolverine”) will play a “wildly spirited” Naval commander named Alex Hopper who is much more a sailor than a politician. Skarsgard will play Alex’s brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Alex idolises.
Jon and Erich Hoeber penned the script while Peter Berg (“Hancock,” “The Kingdom”) is directing. Filming kicks off August 30th in Hawaii.