Hasbro has been on the bandwagon with licensed films for a while now, with films like GI Joe and Transformers. Their newest property to make the leap is Battleship, a two player game turned into a giant spectacle for the big screen. How does this one translate onto the big screen? Is it on the winning team, or did they sink their own battleship?
On every platform where there’s a Battleship game, it’s pretty much just like the original board game— there’s a grid and plastic boats and pegs and a lot of luck. But thanks to the upcoming Battleship movie, there’s going to be a tie-in video game that’s absolutely nothing like the board game. This Battleship is an FPS.
Not like I’m saying Battleship is going to be anything remotely resembling a decent movie (see the trailer here), but while Hollywood’s starting on this board game to movie kick, let’s give them some ideas. Right now there’s a Candy Land and Monopoly movie also in development, so those are out.
What about “Don’t Wake Daddy?”. That could be a fun, lighthearted tale of abuse and children living in fear of their hair-trigger father. Or Hungry Hungry Hippos. Four giant bloodthirsty hippos in an arena, 10 people, only one will survive. Maybe.