With Taylor Kitsch‘s John Carter out in theaters, the star has one big blockbuster left this year. Battleship will arrive in just a few months (and even earlier in other territories) and today we’ve got a new trailer from Universal with tons of new footage. Although it seems like much of the action takes place on the open sea, Peter Berg‘s sci-fi battle film looks to have a fair share of alien invasion on land, based on this latest piece. We also have proof that Rihanna will actually have at least a single line  for her acting debut. It all looks like big, dumb fun, something I’ll see and instantly forget opening day. Check it out below for the film also starring Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard, Hamish Linklater and Brooklyn Decker.


Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancee; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.

Battleship hits theaters May 18th, 2012.

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