UNIVERSALS’ MEGA-BUDGET “BATTLESHIP” STARTS PREP FILMING TOMORROW!

UNIVERSALS’ MEGA-BUDGET “BATTLESHIP” STARTS PREP FILMING TOMORROW!





THE $200 MILLION-PLUS ACTION PIC STARTS PREP FILMING WITH STUNTS AT BARBER’S POINT, PIER 1

MAIN FILMING STARTS AUG. 30









Battleship crew say they are amazed at how “huge” this film is, telling Reel Hawaii that the budget could hit $250-million…None of the film’s primary actors have been fitted for wardrobe…The crew call for tomorrow’s shoot is 4:30 a.m.!…







All six weeks of Oahu filming will be exteriors – four weeks on land, including the USS MIssouri, and one week on water…Tomorrow’s filming will feature men being blown off of a ship, actually a barge docked along Leeward Oahu…No Major stars are expected on set for the first day of filming…



Several crew who worked here on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides say security to get on the Battleship set will be stricter…



The production is scheduled to wrap in mid October then move to Baton Rouge, LA for shooting and wraps in December…Battleship’s production office is in Chinatown…A Hawaiian blessing will be said prior to the start of tomorrow’s filming…



Cast include Rihanna (above), Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Tom Arnold, Tadanobu Asano, Hamish Linklater, Lil Mirkk, Fileena Bahris, and Jesse Plemon…



The production has not made it known what role Rihanna will play…Battleship is based on the Hasbro board game. Kitsch plays as a naval officer, with his brother (Skarsgard), who lead a ship to fight against a superior force across the seas, in the skies and on land. The film is currently set for release on May 25, 2012…



Ernie Malik, publicist for Battleship, also served as publicist on the Bruce Willis starrer Tears of the Sun that filmed on Oahu…







HAWAII FIVE-0 UPDATE: Extreme waterman Laird Hamilton reportedly is up for a bad boy role on Hawaii Five-0…Also considered for the part is Jeremy Jackson (above) who played Hobie for some nine years on Baywatch







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