Posts tagged with "Koushun Takami"

Battle Royale 15th Anniversary Retrospective

Battle Royale 15th Anniversary Retrospective
“Don’t forget, life is a game. So fight for survival, and find out if you’re worth it.” These are the words Kitano, the teacher, gives to his students, right before they head off to kill their fellow classmates. Some of you readers were probably still in Pampers when Battle Royale initially came out. Guess what? It’s 15 years old, and if you haven’t already seen it, we think you should. Based on Koushun Takami’s novel, the Japanese... 

US Adaptation of Battle Royale no longer in development

US Adaptation of Battle Royale no longer in development
Last year saw the CW network having discussions in trying to adapt Koushun Takami’s novel Battle Royale for US television. Back then CW president Mark Pedowitz said “We’d love to do it.” Now during a meeting at the Television Critics Association he has revealed that the project is no longer happening. “We are not planning to do anything with Battle Royale,” said Pedowitz of the discussion that took place, adding that it was just one phone... 
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