Here’s a rather great 4 minute featurette looking at the making of Universal Studios’ new movie, Battleship. It focuses around Director Peter Berg and has snippets of interviews, behind the scenes footage and stories from Berg on on how the movie was mad and the challenges they had to face.
Berg talks about the difficulty with shooting at sea and how they had t0 think about backup cameras and having men with guns on lookout for sharks as they shot the movie. They actually had contingency plans for what would happen if one of the actors was attached by a shark! He also talk about how Rihanna was cast in the movie and what original drew him to the role.
The stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson. It’ll be with us 24th April
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.
Berg directs this epic action-adventure also produced by Scott Stuber (Couples Retreat), Sarah Aubrey (The Kingdom), Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir of Hasbro (the Transformers franchise), along with Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander) and Jeffrey Silver (300). The film is written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber (Red).