Battleship is a 2012 American military science fiction action war film loosely inspired by the classic board game. The film was directed by Peter Berg and released by Universal Pictures. It was also the only Hasbro property to be produced in association with Dentsu Inc., which left NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan before being spun off as a separate company in February 17, 2014. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Rihanna, John Tui, Brooklyn Decker and Tadanobu Asano.
Lorenzo Edward Gremminger (March 30, 1874 – May 26, 1942), nicknamed "Battleship," was a professional baseball player from 1895 to 1912. He played four seasons of Major League Baseball as a third baseman for the Cleveland Spiders (1895), Boston Beaneaters (1902–03), and Detroit Tigers (1904).