At this weekend's San Diego Comic Con, Viz announced the 2014 plans for their sci-fi prose Haikasoru label. With Hiroshi Sakurazaka's All You Need is Kill set to become Tom Cruise vehicle Edge of Tomorrow, an original graphic novel from Nick Mamatas and Lee Ferguson is in the works. They also have a "Remastered" translation of Battle Royale and an essay "Slam Book" planned. More after the jump.
We previously discussed the subject of Mondo's very limited, jealousy inducing posters in relationship to the Studio Ghibli art they produced with GKids. Now, they have another interesting take on Japanese pop culture in the works. Scott Pilgrim author Bryan Lee O’Malley has collaborated with Kevin Tong on a poster for seminal teen death match flick Battle Royale. Get a look after the jump.
After months with no real word on where TV network The CW stood on the status of the Battle Royale TV series adaptation, the president of the network gives the definitive word on the status of the adaptation, and reveals that it never even got off the ground. Hit the jump for all of the details.
It’s the season of scaring, which means the time is ripe for an ingenious short film that mixes up John Carpenter’s Halloween with the survival horror of Japan’s Battle Royale. Find out which is stronger – Michael Myers or machine-gun toting schoolgirls – after the jump!
Whether you're contending with a brutal commute and need something thrilling to listen to or want to read the original novel without having to actually read it, Viz tweeted some good news. Koushun Takami's influential and controversial Battle Royale novel is now available to be purchased via download on Simon & Schuster Audio. More after the jump.
Think seminal Japanese teen death match Battle Royale with teenage Marvel superheroes that you probably haven't heard of unless you've kept current with the comics, or Hunger Games with super powers, or an American comics style Deadman Wonderland. This December, Marvel will be launching Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker's monthly comic Avengers Arena. Get a look after the jump.
CW’s president Mark Pedowitz recently commented on the subject of the TV network's interest in shows featuring young people battling each other. Specifically, Pedowitz commented on the status of an adaptation of Kiera Cass’ Hunger Games-esque book The Selection and he had a rather political answer to questions about adapting notorious Japanese work Battle Royale. See what he had to say after the jump.
The Hunger Games is a hit, and Hollywood's looking for more. Now the rumor has it CW is talking about a Battle Royale TV series. Details (such as they are) after the jump!
Despite its limited availablity in North America, plenty of people managed to catch Japanese teenage deathmatch movie Battle Royale. So when Hunger Games hit theaters with a similar premise, few missed the opportunity to compare the two. The Wall Street Journal took the matter to Roy Lee, who tried to develop a Hollywood Battle Royale. See what he had to say after the jump.
While the Battle Royale movie has finally begun screening in America, Manila-based theatre company Sipat Lawin Ensemble have collaborated with several Australian playwrights to develop their performance adaptation of the controversial novel. More after the jump.
Director Kinji Fukasaku's 2001 swan song Battle Royale, based on the best-selling book of the same name, is finally set for a long-overdue home video release on March 20th. Watch the new trailer after the jump.
It's been a long time coming, but fans of the late Kinji Fukasaku's controversial 2000 Battle Royale will finally get the chance to own a deluxe edition of the film in a four-disc collection set for release on March 20. Details after the jump!