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Universal Pictures launches epic action-adventure BATTLESHIP with a World Premiere in Tokyo, Japan!

By InCinemas  /  15 Mar 2012 (Thursday)

Source: Universal Pictures

On Tuesday, 3 April, Universal Pictures will celebrate the World Premiere of BATTLESHIP with a celebration in Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Gymnasium, it was announced today. 

Alongside director Peter Berg, as well as film stars Taylor Kitsch, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, U.S. Army Col. Greg Gadson, and Tadanobu Asano, almost 5,000 fans in attendance at the former site of the 1964 Summer Olympics will be the first to witness the epic action-adventure unfold.  

BATTLESHIP opens in Japan on 13 April and in the U.S. on 18 May. (The film opens in Singapore on 12 April). 

“By hosting the world premiere of BATTLESHIP in Japan, we celebrate our countries’ shared love of epic adventures,” Berg said.  “Our heroes — Lt. Hopper of the U.S. Navy and Capt. Nagata of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces — bring their crews together to battle an alien threat that emerges from the Pacific. We hope those coming to Yoyogi are as excited to see BATTLESHIP’s international sailors in action as we are to show our film on opening night.”

About the Film:

In Summer 2012, the battle for Earth begins at sea.

Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights) directs and produces BATTLESHIP, an epic-scale action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. 

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  • Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, John Carter) as Lieutenant Alex Hopper, a naval weapons officer assigned to USS John Paul Jones; 
  • Alexander Skarsgård (HBO’s True Blood, Melancholia) as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of USS Sampson; 
  • Global music superstar Rihanna, making her motion-picture debut as Petty Officer Cora Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on USS John Paul Jones; 
  • Brooklyn Decker (What to Expect When You’re Expecting) as Sam Shane, Hopper’s fiancée and a physical therapist specializing in the rehabilitation of military combat veterans; 
  • Tadanobu Asano (Thor, upcoming 47 Ronin), as Captain Yugi Nagata, Commanding Officer of the Japanese destroyer Myoko and Hopper’s archrival; 
  • Liam Neeson (The Grey, Taken) as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Adm. Shane, Commander of the Pacific Fleet. 
  • U.S. Army Col. Gregory D. Gadson—a battalion leader who lost both legs in Iraq in 2007—plays Mick Canales, an Army combat veteran and double amputee who begins his recovery just as the alien attack begins.  

Can't get enough of BATTLESHIP? Check out its official website

[Watch its latest trailer here!]

BATTLESHIP opens InCinemas 12 April 2012. Rating to be advised. 

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