A new TV spot for Peter Berg’s Battleship aired during the Super Bowl this past Sunday ahead of the action film’s official May 18 release. Battleship, inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, and Liam Neeson. Director Peter Borg also produced the film and is set to recapture his summer blockbuster glory after the success of Hancock with Will Smith.
In Battleship, Taylor Kitsch stars as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones. Brooklyn Decker plays Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée. Alexander Skarsgård portrays Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson.
Rihanna plays Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones, and Liam Neeson rounds out the cast as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.
Battleship hits theaters on May 18, 2012.