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A projectile is fired from the battleship USS Wisconsin- With original reporting by Erik Davis at Cinematical

Some of you may recall a few weeks back a post we did on the upcoming classic board game turned movies which are heading our way. Basically, Risk, Monopoly and Battleship are coming to the big screen and the Internet has since been rife with funny japes suggesting when the likes of Operation and Hungry Hippos will be next.

Find out more... A projectile is fired from the battleship USS Wisconsin- With original reporting by Erik Davis at Cinematical

Some of you may recall a few weeks back a post we did on the upcoming classic board game turned movies which are heading our way. Basically, Risk, Monopoly and Battleship are coming to the big screen and the Internet has since been rife with funny japes suggesting when the likes of Operation and Hungry Hippos will be next.

Anyway, this undercurrent of negativity has prompted Universal, the studio behind Battleship, to send a group of movie writers to San Diego to meet with the film's director Peter Berg prior to production to find out exactly what the man (and studio) have planned.

Will it concern two kids attempting to sink each other's battleships before mum calls them for dinner? Er, not really. Here's a taster of what's planned:

1) Battleship will follow a small fleet of American and international (ie: Japanese) ships (5 in total) that for some reason get separated from the rest of the Navy and must take on an opposing fleet of alien ships that have arrived on earth in order to build some sort of "bridge" that will help their alien race in some way.

2) These aliens are called The Regents and they're not here to destroy earth or humankind - they're just here to use the planet to help save their own species. However, they will defend themselves if provoked, and, well, it sounds like they get provoked.

3) The aliens will be a mix of human actors and CGI. Berg compared them to Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean.

4) Despite being aliens, the Regents aren't all that superior to us which, as Berg noted, will mean that the fight will be a fair one. The story will be more strategic, like the game, in that it will focus on each party (human and alien) using their skills to locate and destroy the other before they themselves are destroyed.

5) And yes, someone will say "You sunk my Battleship!" at some point during the film. Woo-hoo!

For loads more details on Battleship head over to CHUD and Latino Review.