Crazy Battleship movie will star John Carter of Mars

Not content with playing the swashbuckling hero of John Carter of Mars, Taylor Kitsch just signed to star in what could be the beginning of yet another new sci-fi film franchise—Battleship, Universal's upcoming adaptation of the Hasbro board game, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In Battleship, Kitsch will portray a naval commander named Alex Hopper, who's part of an international fleet battling a water-bound armada from outer space. The script, by Jon and Erich Hoeber, has already been somewhat controversial for adding aliens to what has traditionally been seen as a naval game.

Pete Berg (Hancock, Very Bad Things) will direct the action-adventure movie.

So what do you think? Are you ready for a few aliens mixed in with your battleships? And will Kitsch keep the project afloat—or sink it?

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