The release date for Death Note 2016 Hollywood adaptation is still anybody?s guess, but updates on its production schedule gave us a clue that the film is happening. Thanks to the Directors Guild of Canada, BC, we now know that the film shooting for Adam Wingard?s Death Note is on-going, which began last June 29 until August 30. No further details were revealed, so that leaves us at guessing the Hollywood remake of the Japanese manga hit can release between next year and 2018.
What we know so far is, aside from Wingard at the helm of the live action movie, Nat Wolff is starring at the lead, according to Variety. Wolff is best known for his role in The Fault in our Stars, The Intern, and, recently, Paper Towns. Wolff will be appearing opposite Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers).
Wolff will be playing the role of a student who found a ?supernatural notebook? that lets him kill people by simply writing their names. Armed with the powerful and dangerous tool, Wolff will be hunted down by a police detective.
Death Note is a manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. A Japanese live action movie was released in 2006. The plot revolves around a society afflicted with cyber-terrorism. Six Death Notes appear in the human world, one of which came to the possession of Wolff?s character.
Originally, Warner Bros. planned to bring the manga to the live action screen, but the studio dropped it. However, Netflix scooped it up for a reported $40 to $50 million tag to produce the Hollywood remake. Producer Roy Lee admitted that Death Note 2016 will have a dark tone intended for an R-rating. However, he said ?it is ?very grounded but still has fantastical elements.?
Death Note 2016 is expected to be another major hit for Netflix originals, as the studio moves into film production on top of its streaming service.