Hey, Ridley Scott’s actually doing a Monopoly movie, so why not a Battleship movie? Universal Studios, apparently trying to corner the market on impossible movies based on games (they’re also the blokes behind Scott’s Monopoly), are currently in negotiations with Peter Berg to direct the big-screen adaptation of Hasbro’s Battleship game. The studio has already given brothers Jon and Erich Hoeber the okay to pen the script, which means, yes, this thing may actually happen.
Then again, Peter Berg has been attached to a gazillion movies, including a remake of “Dune”, “Lone Survivor”, “The Mission”, and “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” to name just a few, and and he hasn’t directed any of them since 2008’s “Hancock”.
According to THR, the movie would somehow be based on the game where two players take turns sinking the other’s battleship. Basically one big guessing game, Battleship is kind of fun — if you’re 10 years old.
Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir will produce for toy company Hasbro, the makers of Battleship, while Dylan Clark and Anikah McLaren will do the studio’s work.
Below: Battleship. A fun way to show your kid whose boss.