Here’s your very first look at the upcoming Universal Studios big-budgeted, live action adaptation of Hasbro’s naval combat board game, Battleship.

The movie is important for sooooo many reasons, most notably, it’ll mark songstress Rihanna’s big screen acting debut! History in the making here folks…

Rihanna stars alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, and Liam Neeson, with Peter Berg directing; the film is expected to be delivered in theaters in May 2012.

The film reportedly takes place “across the seas, the skies and over land in a battle for planet survival against a superior force.” Kitsch stars as a Naval officer who leads the fight and Skarsgard will play his brother in the film.

I have no idea what Ms Rihanna’s role in it is; but it looks like she’ll be one of the headliners, though she’s barely visible in the below 2-minute trailer. Blink and you’ll miss her.