Heat Vision is reporting that "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard will star opposite Taylor Kitsch in Universal's Battleship, an adaptation of the Hasbro game.
Peter Berg (Hancock) is directing the action-adventure movie, which adds an "alien invasion" element to the screen story. The script, by Jon and Erich Hoeber, revolves around an international fleet coming together to battle a water-bound armada of otherworldly origin.
Skarsgard will play Kitsch's brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes.
Battleship will start shooting on August 30 in Hawaii for a May 18, 2012 release.