Crazy Battleship movie will star John Carter of Mars

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:09 PM EST

Not content with playing the swashbuckling hero of John Carter of Mars, Taylor Kitsch just signed to star in what could be the beginning of yet another new sci-fi film franchise—Battleship, Universal's upcoming adaptation of the Hasbro board game, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In Battleship, Kitsch will portray a naval commander named Alex Hopper, who's part of an international fleet battling a water-bound armada from outer space. The script, by Jon and Erich Hoeber, has already been somewhat controversial for adding aliens to what has traditionally been seen as a naval game.

Pete Berg (Hancock, Very Bad Things) will direct the action-adventure movie.

So what do you think? Are you ready for a few aliens mixed in with your battleships? And will Kitsch keep the project afloat—or sink it?

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