James Cameron Sinks Rihanna’s ‘Battleship’

Avatar auteur James Cameron spoke his mind to German news site Spiegel about how “ridiculous” it is for Universal to make a movie based off the boardgame “Battleship,” this from a man perhaps best known for having killer robot armies and dragon riding aliens in his films.

Rihanna is as new to acting (this is her first role) as Hollywood is to board game to movie adaptations, and Cameron believes the resulting flick will be a disaster:

“We have a story crisis,” the Oscar winner said. “Now they want to make the Battleship game into a film. This is pure desperation.”

“Everyone in Hollywood knows how important it is that a film is a brand before it hit theaters. If a brand has been around, Harry Potter for example, or Spider-Man, you are light years ahead. And there lies the problem. Because unfortunately these franchises are become more ridiculous. Battleship. This degrades the cinema.”

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