1st Battle Royale Film to Get 3D Conversion
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Japanese studio Toei is planning to convert the original 2000 live-action film adaptation of Koushun Takami's Battle Royale novel from 2D to 3D for a re-release in theaters on November 20. Kenta Fukasaku, the son of the film's original director, the late Kinji Fukasaku, is overseeing the 2D-to-3D conversion in Tokyo through his production company, Fukasaku-Gumi. After his father's death in 2003, Kenta Fukasaku took over as director for the film's sequel, Battle Royale II: Requiem. As with the original movie, the 3D version will carry an R-15 rating.
The story follows a class of delinquent high school students who are forced to play a game on a deserted island. There, they must hunt each other down, and the last classmate left alive wins. Viz Media published the Takami's original novel in North America, and Tokyopop released Masayuki Taguchi's manga adaptation.