Universal’s Hasbro adaptation will be digitally remastered and released on the large screen format in more than 100 international theatres including sites in China and Russia, starting Apr 12.

Peter Berg directed the action title starring Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgaard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson. 

“We’re excited to partner with Universal Pictures to bring this Hasbro property to life in select international IMAX theatres,” chairman and president of IMAX Filmed Entertainment Greg Foster said. “Battleship’s powerful action and incredible visuals are a great fit for the IMAX format and will offer those IMAX fans an edge-of-your seat, mind-blowing experience they simply won’t want to miss.”

“With Battleship, IMAX audiences across the globe will feel like they are on these enormous ships with our international crew as they battle alien invaders,” Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson and co-chairman Donna Langley said. “The scope and scale of this film is awe-inspiring, and we are excited to partner with IMAX to give moviegoers a one-of-a-kind experience at the theatre.”