When Alexander Skarsgard isn’t hanging out vampires or trying to become a superhero, he’ll be spending his time on board a battleship fighting space aliens on the high seas.

The “True Blood” is set to star in Peter Berg’s “Battleship” along side Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) and will play “Kitsch’s brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes.”

The name “Battleship” alone should tell you that it’ll be a movie based off Hasbro’s classic board game of the same name. Of course, instead of plugging plastic boats with pegs, the film will be about an international fleet uniting to combat against alien invaders. Think ID4 but with boats instead of planes.

Aside from “Battleship,” Skarsgard is also attached to star in Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia” and Rod Lurie’s “Straw Dogs” remake.

“Battleship” will drop in May 18, 2012.

Source: HeatVision