Battleship movie? You sunk my creative integrity!

Peterberg_lIf it can happen to Candyland and Monopoly, maybe it was inevitable that Battleship would be the next game turned into a movie. I mean, movies about sinking boats have done pretty well over the years. I guess Battleship was just bound to happen. It’s better than Yahtzee?

Wait, what kind of horrible world do I live in where I’m resigned to and unsurprised by a movie version of a guessing game? (Maybe one where Deal or No Deal, a guessing game that requires no skills whatsoever, continues to be on television.) How have I become so inured to this level of intellectual and artistic bankruptcy? I’d settle down in this ash heap and start counting my boils except for ooooooone tiny detail: Peter Berg is in talks to direct, and…I love Peter Berg. If there’s anything I care less about than football, it’s small towns in Texas, and yet I adore Friday Night Lights with the kind of slavish devotion and fascination other people direct at their religions. I want to call this a cultural nadir, but Berg’s potential involvement is giving me pause.

What about you, PopWatchers? Is this a sunken proposition from the get-go, or might Peter Berg pull you on board? More maritime jokes, you say? Oh, I couldn’t possibly.

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  • javi

    i tought this was a joke but if they serious the should make uno and connet four a movie and hungry hungry hippo.

  • Mike Roach

    I thought “Sink the Bismarck” was the first film about a game of Battleship.

  • Tyre

    Well, I read an articles about this and from what I understand, CandyLand, Ouija Board and Monopoly are also being made into movies, Monopoly being helmed by Ridley Scott. I’m going to ask for my refund now please :)

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  • Patrick

    Ha ha ha ha @javi. Hungry Hungry Hippo could be a horror flic like Anaconda where all the hippos try and eat everyone.

  • grace

    wow. i mean battleship? turning into a movie? wow

  • 60celice

    Professional movie editor and moreover singer-songwriter I am and am looking for someone who can help me for production and follow too for his\her share.

    • 60celice

      Please not monopoly but it’s action story.

      • 60celice

        Please, if it’s monopoly than please help me with mo-la for visa to abroad and I come to abroad, I will sell my story to you twenty (20) billion dollars. How about that.

      • 60celice

        Here is a trailer of the story, Arrow fold his arm to blow five of them and them all fell together and they stand way to flee way.

  • Daniella Isaacs

    Oh come on, it’s all just “source material” in a sense. Heck, Sergei Eisenstein could have made a film out of the game, maybe set it off the coast of Odessa. Bet you’d be interested then.

  • Bruce Ramsey

    Will it be a hit, or, a miss?

  • Cheer

    What is the sequel going to be? Nukem’ from Robocop?

  • Timothy R

    I was somewhat interested, until hearing word that it was going to be about an alien invasion…at sea.

  • theresa

    Hey guys my grandson is in the movie. So no matter how bad it’ll may be, I’ll see it over and over trying to find him in a socker game (yep, ones in the movie) towards the beginning. Hey maybe he can also be an alien!!

  • 60celice

    so I may ask you, do you like the script.

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