Movie Fact #757 – February 7th, 2015:

The 2000 film “Battle Royale”, adapted from the 1999 novel of the same name by Koushun Takami, received global audience and critical acclaim and is often regarded as one of Japan’s most famous films, as well as one of director Kinji Fukasaku’s best films. Interestingly to know, Fukasaku started working on a sequel, “Battle Royale II: Requiem”, but he died of prostate cancer on January 12, 2003 after shooting only one scene with Takeshi Kitano, who played the character Kitano in the first film. His son, Kenta Fukasaku, completed the film in 2003 and dedicated it to his father showing that family is stronger than you believe.

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