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BOARD GAME "BATTLESHIP" IS NOW A MOVIE WITH SOME BIG NAME STARS

BOARD GAME "BATTLESHIP" IS NOW A MOVIE WITH SOME BIG NAME STARS

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Milton Bradley's first edition of the board game Battleship existed in various electronic versions, video games, and even mobile phone apps. Now the popular strategy game is being reinvented again as a big-budget action movie.

So how are they turning a fairly simple two-player strategy game into a two-hour silver-screen spectacle? By adding aliens.

In the "Battleship," movie Taylor Kitsch (from "Friday Night Lights") plays Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer with a rebellious streak living in the shadow of his older brother, Stone (Alexander Skarsgard of "True Blood").  Out off the coast of Hawaii for an international training exercise, Alex discovers a massive vessel floating in the water.  It rises up into the air, and suddenly the war games aren't so fun anymore. Also appearing in the film, Rihanna & Liam Neeson.

So obviously it's not a direct translation of the game, but it does promise to retain many of the fundamental elements of the original. (more)

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Article by MATT MCDANIEL, Movie Talk, Yahoo!  |  Read full article here

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