Alexander Skarsgard confirms 'different' Battleship

September 1st, 2010

Alexander Skarsgard believes 'Battleship' will be "quite different" to the board game.

The 'True Blood' actor confesses there is little connection between the game and the film - which also stars pop star Rihanna in her debut movie performance - but he admits he is looking forward to shooting it.

He said: "It's quite different from the board game. I don't really think about that very much.

"Pete is a great guy - the director, Peter Berg - and I'm just excited to start it, I really am."

He also confirmed the film is unlikely to be shot in 3-D.

Asked by MTV News if it would be shot using specialist cameras to create a 3-D film, he said: "No, I don't think so."

It has previously been confirmed 'Battleship' will see fighting take place on land, sea and air against alien invaders looking for something under the Earth's oceans.

Taylor Kitsch is due to play a leading role as a naval officer in the film, while Skarsgard will play his brother.

The movie is due for release in May 2012.