Battleship director Peter Berg has addressed the recent comparisons made between his upcoming movie and the Michael Bay directed Transformers movies. Peter told MTV News that, once you see his Battleship movie, you will realise that it is completely different to Transformers.
Berg explained, “I’m not familiar with it. I think Transformers is awesome. I think Bay did an incredible job with that film and I think when you sit through four minutes of Battleship you’ll realize that they are two completely different experiences.”
He added, “Obviously our big bosses who are concerned with making their money back have a vested interested in attaching themselves to other successful films. We don’t think about that, we think about making our own movie.”
Peter continued, “I’m pretty confident that whether you love Battleship or not, the issue of comparison to other films is pretty irrelevant.” Battleship stars Rihanna, Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker and is set to be released on April 11 in the UK and May 18 in the US.
Battleship is based on the classic Hasbro game but Peter Berg has also admitted that it is nothing like the game.