The Original Battle Royale Being Converted to 3D

Nothing is sacred anymore. Nothing. This 3D craze is just going too far. It’s one thing to take a modern film during this latest jump-off-the-screen phase and convert it into, well, let’s face it, subpar 3D; but now that people are going back to films that were made years ago to give them the pop-up-book treatment, our stomachs are really starting to hurt.

According to Screen Daily Japanese studio Toei is preparing a 3D version of Kinji Fukasaku’s cult action thriller Battle Royale.

Fukasaku’s son, Kenta Fukasaku, is supervising the 2D to 3D conversion in Tokyo through his production company Fukasaku-Gumi. The 3D version of the original will be ready for market screenings in October and released in Japan on November 20th.

Why? Why must you torture us like this? What did we ever do to you but support your films? It hurts. It … just … hurts. Just as annoyed? Sound off below.

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  • jkincer

    When you think of the complete turd that Kenta Fukasaku turned Battle Royale II into after Kinji passed away in pre-production, anything this jackass does won’t shock me. Talk about milking your dad’s legacy. No thank you, i’ll just re-read the manga if I want something other than the original film.

  • kiddcapone

    If they are going to convert any movie into 3D they should do Ringu. At least it would be freaky watching Sadako crawl out of the tv right into your lap. Or the video tape doing bizarre shit right in your face.

    Battle Royale in 3D is like converting Ice-T’s Surviving the Game. Who fucking cares. There’s nothing there in the film worthy of venturing into the third dimension.

  • frank_dracman

    I would love to see Battle Royal on the big screen, 3D or not. If it makes an impact over there and comes here as a result (wishful thinking, I know) I for one would be happy.

  • Tshoffie

    i love battke royale but jesus christ i wish they would stop with the 3d not every damn movie needs it

  • Didn’t See It Coming

    Why does anyone even care enough to complain about this? Nothing is being changed about the original, and if this gets new people into the movie, so be it. It’s not like they’re recalling all copies of our DVDs. Seriously, get a grip. It’s not that serious. And the best part is, is that no one has to actually see it.

  • Terminal

    Oh fucking frik on a stick!
    “We are bad guys. That means we’ve got more to do other than bullying companies. It’s fun to lead a bad man’s life.”

  • Spaceshark

    The only thing I can imagine popping out of the screen would be Takako’s nose.