May the Fourth Be With You! Star Wars Day Sparks Excitement over Battleship Movie
Jedis unite this May 4 to celebrate International Star Wars Day, while the world anxiously awaits the release of the aliens vs. Navy movie, “Battleship,” in just two weeks.
The science fiction action film takes on the same predators as the legendary George Lucas saga, leaving outer space behind for a new battleground—the high seas. Lightsabers are swapped out for torpedoes, Tomahawks and 16-inch guns, as extraterrestrials faceoff against Sailors underway during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) maritime exercise.
“Battleship” premieres in U.S. theatres May 18, directed by Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights), starring R&B singer Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker (Sports Illustrated), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch and Tadanobu Asano.