Alexander Skarsgard rocks a killer American accent in this new teaser trailer for Universal Pictures' "Battleship."

Directed by Peter Berg, of "Friday Night Lights" fame, "Battleship" is based on the childhood game of the same name.

Skarsgard appears in the film with Taylor Kitsch, who plays his brother Alex Hopper. The film centers around a Navy fleet's battle against an invading alien race. Kitsch, also from "Friday Night Lights," can be seen trading in his famous Tim Riggins locks in exchange for the clean, Navy variety.

Scheduled for a May 18, 2012 release, "Battleship" also stars Liam Neeson, Brooklyn Decker and singer Rihanna.