Battle Royale To Be Converted to 3-D
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, BATTLE ROYALE will be converted into 3-D and re-released in Japanese theaters in November, reports VARIETY. Kinji Fukasaku's cult classic is set in a near future where one junior high class is randomly selected to participate in a game where they are forced to kill their classmates until only one remains alive. The film earned $35 million at the Japanese box office making the highest grossing domestic release of that year.
Toei's Digital Center will handle the conversion. The estimated cost is approximately ¥20 million ($222,000). The studio will also update some of the CG and sound effects.