Battleship Missouri Memorial closing for filming

HONOLULU (AP) - The Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor is closing down for several days for the filming of the Universal Pictures movie "Battleship."

The World War II-era ship is due to be closed to the public Wednesday, Thursday and next Wednesday.

Crews shot scenes with the ship earlier this summer when Universal towed it to sea for filming.

A spokesman for the picture told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser there are no plans to move the battleship again.

The movie "Battleship" is loosely based on the Hasbro board game of the same name.

It's expected in theaters in May 2012.

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