Battle Royale Remake On the Way!


Battle Royale is easily one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time. For so long the movie has been completely ignored by the states and no one has even been able to secure rights to bring the states a proper Region 1 DVD release. Today all of that is about to change.

According to Variety, New Line Cinema has picked up the remake rights to the controversial film. Yes another remake but this is one I really don't mind. At least it is being brought to the states which in turn may mean we will get a good Region 1 DVD of the original. Many have thought that the movie was way to controversial and that no one in the states would touch it due to its over the top violence with children.

The original film, produced by Toie and released in 2000 amid concerns about its violence, is set in an apocalyptic future in which schools are overrun by uncontrolled violence; the government responds by organizing an annual Battle Royale, in which a school class is picked at random and students are pitted against each other on an abandoned island in a game of survival.

There is no word on when the film will begin production. There has been no announcement of a director either. So keep it here because I will be following this project VERY closely.

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