The blood-soaked Battle Royale stormed cinemas in 2000, littered with the corpses of Japanese students. But clearly being just six years old isn’t a bar to the mighty warriors of the remake patrol. Because New Line is planning to enlist an American version.
Chances are you’ve seen – or at the very least heard about – the original, set in a future where unruly students are packed off to an island, abandoned and force to fight each other to the death.
Producer Neal Moritz (who recently went all Japanese for Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) and regular Asian remake guru Roy Lee are attached, but there’s no director or writer on board yet. We’d like to point out here that there's some irony in Moritz’ company being called Original Film.