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If you've been wondering just who it was that sank your battleship, Universal has the answer for you: It was Alexander Skarsgard.

Yes, get out your little plastic pegs and get ready to defend B-7 with your very life, because the 'True Blood' hunk has signed on to co-star in 'Battleship,' an upcoming sci-fi instant classic based on the legendary board game of the same name. Skarsgard will feature opposite fellow TV stud Taylor Kitsch ('Friday Night Lights').

So what is 'Battleship' going to be about, other than, you know, battleships? Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the story "revolves around an international fleet coming together to battle a water-bound armada of otherworldly origin. Skarsgard will play Kitsch's brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes." If you've been wondering just who it was that sank your battleship, Universal has the answer for you: It was Alexander Skarsgard.

Yes, get out your little plastic pegs and get ready to defend B-7 with your very life, because the 'True Blood' hunk has signed on to co-star in 'Battleship,' an upcoming sci-fi instant classic based on the legendary board game of the same name. Skarsgard will feature opposite fellow TV stud Taylor Kitsch ('Friday Night Lights').

So what is 'Battleship' going to be about, other than, you know, battleships? Well, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the story "revolves around an international fleet coming together to battle a water-bound armada of otherworldly origin. Skarsgard will play Kitsch's brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes."

Well, why not?

Skarsgard, who began his career in his native Sweden, has risen quickly to prominence here in America thanks to roles like vampire Eric Northman on 'True Blood.' But while this is among his first major Hollywood film roles, he no stranger to the big screen, having starred in a number of Swedish films. And, of course, he's a staple of the gossip scene, a situation he famously lampooned in the Lady Gaga video for 'Paparazzi.'

No word yet on whether there are any plans for film versions of Scrabble or Chutes and Ladders, but have no fear: As soon as we hear from Parker Bros., you'll be the first to know.