Anchor Bay Snags Rights to Battle Royale 3D

Okay, so no one is really crying out to see the classic film Battle Royale converted to 3D, but things happen … especially things that we don’t necessarily want to.

Either way Nippon Cinema is reporting that Anchor Bay has acquired the rights to the 3D conversion of one of Japan’s biggest films, Kinji Fukasaku’s cult action thriller Battle Royale.

In case you have blocked it from your memory since we first told you about this, Japanese studio Toei has prepared a 3D version of 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.

Anchor Bay Snags Rights to Battle Royale 3D

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  • jkincer

    There is no way an American remake of this could be made. The thought of middle school kids having sex and murdering each other would send the moral police into a frenzy. It would have to be so watered down to get a ‘R’ rating here, I just can’t see it.

  • Spaceshark

    Is it cynical for me to imagine that beyond the blatant money grab, this could be some weird stepping stone to green-light the dead American remake?

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