New Line has bought the rights to the remake of the violent Japanese film, Battle Royale.

The film was a bit controversial because of concerns about its violence. It's set in an apocalyptic future in which schools are overrun by uncontrolled violence; Variety adds the government responds by organizing an annual Battle Royale, in which a school class is picked at random and students are pitted against each other on an abandoned island in a game of survival.

Production has not yet been set for the remake of Battle Royale.