‘Battleship’ Trailer: $200M+ Worth of Romance, Angst, Futuristic Naval Warfare (Video)

Will the ambitious attempt to adapt a board game into a 3D action movie sink Universal and Hasbro’s aircraft carriers? Not if this action-packed trailer has something to say about it

Last Updated: July 27, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

Last year, the U.S. Navy's budget request from the federal government totalled nearly $150 billion.

By comparison, the $200 million-plus Universal and Hasbro are spending to adapt the board game Battleship (some reports put the budget as high as $300 million) into a motion picture seems like a tug boat.

For that sum, director Peter Berg has packed in romance, post-teen angst and naval killing machines from the future. Take a look: