New Line set to do ‘Battle’

New Line has decided to launch “Battle Royale,” buying the remake rights to the controversial Japanese sci-fi pic and setting up the project with Neal Moritz and Roy Lee. Original film is set in an apocalyptic future in which schools are overrun by uncontrolled violence; 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.

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