Netflix is again treading on familiar territory after it gave the thumbs up to start the production of Adam Wingard?s Death Note movie version. News reveal that the primary locations for the shooting will be in the U.S. and Canada, with Wingard directing the movie. Primarily, the Death Note movie version was given to Warner Bros., but after some time, and with the company showing disinterest on the project, Netflix came to the rescue and picked up the project.
Death Note is based on the Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata and it tells the story of a high schooler who discovers a special notebook. The notebook has supernatural powers — too powerful for a young student to handle. Nevertheless, he opens the notebook and it was revealed that whoever’s name is written on it will die.
While it?s likely that the young boy will use the notebook irresponsibly, he sets to test its power by using the notebook to kill the people he thinks unworthy of their life. Wingard declares he wants the dark secrets of the manga series put to life on the big screen. This will also invite fans of diverse interest to try and see the whole story without the presence of its manga material.
The Death Note characters slated to join the movie includes:
- Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner
- Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Dope, Short Term 12) as ?L?
- Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton
- Shea Whigham (Agent Carter, Boardwalk Empire) as James Turner
- Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega) as Watari
Produced by Roy Lee and Dan Lin, they said ?The talent and diversity represented in our cast, writing, and producing teams reflect our belief in staying true to the story?s concept of moral relevance ? a universal theme that knows no racial boundaries.?
What do you think will be the outcome of the Death Note movie version? Have you read any part of the its manga series lately?? Follow updates on this news by reading on TheBitBag.com.