Sep 08, 2010 11:51 AM EST

Liam Neeson Signs on to "Battleship"

According to Dark Horizons, Liam Neeson has signed on to play Admiral Shane in the upcoming "Battleship" film.  

The film is based on the popular Hasbro board game, and the story will focus on an air, land and sea battle between Earth and aliens.

Also starring in the film will be Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard and Rihanna.

The script was previously drafted by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber, but revisions will be done by Brian Koppelman and David Levien. Producing the film will be Scott Stuber, Sarah Aubrey, Duncan Henderson, Brian Goldner and Bennett Schneir. Peter Berg will be directing

The film is scheduled for a May 18, 2012 release.
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