Universal has set True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård to star opposite Taylor Kitsch in Battleship, a sci-fi adaptation of the Hasbro game, according to Heat Vision.

Peter Berg is directing the war action-adventure with an "alien invasion" twist.

Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber wrote the script, which revolves around an international fleet coming together to battle a water-bound armada of otherworldly origin.

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Skarsgård will play Kitsch's brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes.

No production date has been set.