“Universal was kind enough to say, ’Let’s give it the resources it needs,'” Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner told MTV News. “This idea of a flotilla of ships that run across the early stages of an alien invasion provided a good backdrop for a great summer movie.”
“Battleship” was still a summer movie when it was tagged for 2011. It’s just going to be in front of a Memorial Day audience now instead of an pre-Independence Day crowd. Nonetheless, Goldner called the move a vote of confidence.
“We’re really so pleased with our Universal relationship and we think that their management team really gets it and for us and for them, they saw the concept of ’Battleship’ coming to life,” he said. “Peter Berg and his team did such a tremendous job in building this big alien-adventure film.”
I’m still letting the whole “Battleship”-as-an-alien-movie thing wash over me, personally. When I get done with that though, I’ll figure out if I think this move will effect anything more than than how old I am when the movie reaches theaters. I’m going to guess no.
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