Battleship hasn’t been able to convince many to come aboard here in the states, despite inexplicably making huge bank overseas. I’d suggest that the American box-office failure is because all the trailers looked horrible, but then I remember that the Transformers movies have collectively made approximately a bazillion dollars, so that can’t be it. Still, while Battleship is at best a guilty pleasure, the movie does feature some cool designs, and you can see those ideas on display in the pics posted by concept artist Josh Nizzi. Battleship may be a stinker, but I can’t help but admire the craftsmanship that went into images like this one:
Nizzi has worked on a ton of high-profile movies, including Marvel’s blockbuster Avengers, the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man, and (unsurprisingly) the last two Transformers movies. He’s got a great sense of lighting and mood, and I love the amount of detail on the “Regent Shredder” below. And hell, I’d put that image of the broken and burning battleship up on my office wall without any hesitation. You can check out more of Nizzi’s artwork, including a few more Battleship images, over at his website.