Liam Neeson as the Admiral in 'Battleship'Universal Studios

It's hard to know yet what to make of Liam Neeson's big, bold sci-fi action adventure film Battleship from the all action trailer announcing the May 2012 flick.

It certainly looks like a pulse pounding thrill ride, as the epic action-adventure tale unfolds on the high sea and in the air as earth is forced to fight for its survival against a vastly technologically superior alien horde.
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Loosely inspired by the classic naval combat game of the same name, Battleship stars pop princess Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones and Irish superstar Liam Neeson as the glowering Admiral Shane.

Peter Berg directs (his previous screen credits include Hancock). The Transformers look of the new film is hard to miss.
Here's the trailer: