Monday, May 18, 2009
Peter Berg is in talks to direct a big screen adaptation of Hasbro’s board game
Battleship for Universal Pictures. Brother screenwriting team Jon and Erich Hoeber have signed on to write the script, which is said to be “an epic naval action adventure” loosely inspired by the game. Universal seems to have a multi-picture development deal with Hasbro/Milton Bradley.
Twilight star Robert Pattinson, while on break from shooting New Moon, was spotted last week leaving Berg’s Los Angeles home. At the time, many speculated that Pattinson might be in talks to join Berg’s planned remake of Dune, but Berg has so many projects in the development pipeline that it would be impossible to narrow it down to one of them. And it would be too speculative for me to say that Battleship is probably the film.
Actor turned filmmaker Berg has directed Very Bad Things, The Rundown, Friday Night Light, The Kingdom and Hancock. The Hoeber brothers recently adapted the comic book action thriller Whiteout, Warren Ellis’ Red, and an adaptation of the video game American McGee’s Alice, which is likely in development heck.
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