Wendy Mitchell
September 15, 2009 AT 08:00 AM EDT

Peter Berg is on board to direct the live-action film based on Hasbro’s Battleship game, Variety reports. The director said the project will be about an international five-ship fleet engaged in an intense battle. Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom) has struck a two-picture deal with Universal that will also include Afghan war drama Lone Survivor. The studio plans a July 1, 2011 release for Battleship, which starts shooting next spring based on a script written by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber

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