In a shocking bit of movie news, Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro toy company, has announced to MTV that their film based on the tabletop classic Battleship won’t have big red and white pegs protruding from the screen. The plan is for the Peter Berg directed film to be completely and utterly devoid of 3D, which will be refreshing if that stays the plan.

The film isn’t slated for release until Memorial Day weekend two years from now in 2012, and there was no finality in this quote from Goldner about the use of 3D:

"No discussion of 3-D at this point. I think that this is going to be a big spectacle in and out of itself."

With two years before release, and the phrase “at this point” being thrown around, remaining hopefully skeptical will probably save you from let-down later on. Goldner is producing the film so his word will be a strong one, but rest assured studio executives will see box office receipts from 2010 and 2011s 3D films and will put loads of pressure on the toy magnate to include the money-making gimmick in his Earth vs. Aliens action epic.

Battleship will also “not start with a fight,” which you can take however you want, but it sounds to this blogger like it’ll be something like Independence Day; starting with aliens placing their pieces before the massive, calculated strike. It’s still unclear why a movie not based specifically around Naval combat is called Battleship, but hey, what’s life without a little mystery?

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