Mandi Bierly
June 18, 2010 AT 01:17 PM EDT

Image Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR Photos; Chris Hatcher/PR PhotosThis casting is a direct hit, Universal. True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard has been cast alongside Friday Night Lights‘ Taylor Kitsch in Peter Berg’s big-screen adaptation of the board game Battleship. According to The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision blog, “Skarsgard will play Kitsch’s brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes.” UNIFORMS! Suddenly, I’m thinking this movie — which will shoot in Hawaii this fall and be in theaters in June 2012 — will be the best thing since Independence Day. I say that because Heat Vision also reports that the script involves “an international fleet coming together to battle a water-bound armada of otherworldly origin.”

Any predictions for how the alien invasion will play out? I can’t decide whether Skarsgard will die near the end, and that’s what finally gets Kitsch to step up, or if Kitsch will sacrifice himself at the very end because he knows it’s what his brother would do…

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