Vampire Eric joins Peter Berg’s BattleshipS

Alexander Skarsgard has traded vampire yahtzee for Battleship, by joining Peter Berg's epic alien-war film. We've seen him, fly, bite and bang Estonian strippers — now we will watch him fight alien invaders from the sky!

Heat Vision broke the news that Skarsgard will be joining the film's lead, Taylor Kitsch. And from the description of his role it seems like these two characters will be linked by blood.

Skarsgard will play Kitsch's brother, a straight and narrow naval officer whom Kitsch, a wildly spirited naval officer, idolizes.