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Taylor Kitsch Hitting the High Seas in Peter Berg's Battleship

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April 8, 2010

Battleship - Taylor Kitsch

After being the highlight of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (though his Cajun dialect could've used some work) and leading the upcoming John Carter of Mars, the young actor Taylor Kitsch is continuing his rising star status at Heat Vision reports the actor will star in Peter Berg's board game adaptation Battleship. Kitcsch is taking the role that Jeremy Renner was initially circling until scheduling conflicts forced him to choose between this or Paul Thomas Anderon's forthcoming project. There aren't any specifics on his role yet, but Kitsch will certainly be right in the center of the story's naval battle against a water-bound armada of aliens.

So Kitsch will either be playing the aforementioned Commanding Officer of a five-ship fleet. or one of five other men on the team working under him as they battle against aliens, called The Regents. that are out in the water building something that will be a "power source." And to think, this is from a guy who had a brief appearance in Snakes on a Plane. Kitsch is certainly a rising talent worth keeping an eye on, but we won't get a decent look at his leading potential until 2012 which is when both Battleship and John Carter of Mars are due to hit theaters. Let's hope he's actually a great actor. What do you guys think of Taylor Kitsch?

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Reader Feedback - 16 Comments

1

This movie will bomb! ( hell, Stevie Wonder can see that)

Classified on Apr 8, 2010

2

this will be great! can`t wait

Loser on Apr 8, 2010

3

Kitsch is good, I liked him in Covenant, but he really showed his chops in the Friday Night Lights series. I am curious though, how does a board game involving two rival navy fleets become a sci-fi movie?

Deathtoll 2010 on Apr 8, 2010

4

This battleship is sunk and it's not even made yet.

Hattori Hanzo on Apr 8, 2010

5

This is the same guy that brought us Hancock, his movies are terrible but they make money. Taylor will be ok.

WB Exec on Apr 8, 2010

6

Watch any episode of Season 1, 3 or 4 of Friday Night Lights. Boy has the acting chops dont you worry about that Ethan.

Simon Says on Apr 8, 2010

7

he was a kick ass gambit

nelson on Apr 8, 2010

8

Okay, sure Handcock was a mess, but Peter Berg also directed two solid action movies in The Kingdom and The Rundown (such an underrated movie). The guy does action and tension very well. Don't give up on this just yet.... Though it does sound silly as hell.

JP on Apr 8, 2010

9

I'm still for this movie! I've been on board since day one.

Xerxex on Apr 8, 2010

10

i think WB n DC should hire him for the role of joker! in upcoming Batman films! he can definately fill up the space after Health Ledger!

sur@z on Apr 9, 2010

11

I think WB n DC should hire him for the role of The Joker in upcoming Batman movies! he can definitely fill up the space after Late Heath Ledger!

sur@z on Apr 9, 2010

12

so what are we going to see here ??? the Navy on one side of a table and the Aliens on the other calling out grid squares and bemoaning the hits on their battleship??? ANYBODY that wastes a dime on this is a total retard.

baloneysandwichguy on Apr 9, 2010

13

Anybody who is whining about this being based on a board game, remember what happened with a movie based on a Disney theme park ride. Pirates of the Caribbean ring any bells, or maybe you can't hear them for the helmet you have to wear.

givemestrength on Apr 9, 2010

14

He's been excellent in Friday Night Lights

az on Apr 9, 2010

15

Battleship, really? WTF are these people thinking? Who gives these idiots money, because I have a million movie ideas that suck less then this one, pay me. They could film me taking a dump for an hour and a half and it would be more entertaining the Battleship the movie! Mouse Trap or Candy Land maybe, but Battleship. Whats next checkers the story of black vs. red, a social and racial epic! Really??

The Captain on Apr 10, 2010

16

#13 apples and oranges! Plastic boats with red and white pegs stuck in them vs. pirates, magic, sword fighting, and everything that goes along with it. Apples and oranges!

The Captain on Apr 10, 2010

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