Anime lovers rejoice. Netflix just picked up the rights to the live action Death Note movie after Warner Bros drops it from their upcoming lineup.
Apparently the Death Note movie has been in production now for some time, but Warner Bros got cold feet in fear of a poor reception from its audience and decided not to continue production. So even though Warner Bros dropped the film Adam Wingard was allowed to pursue the movie elsewhere. thankfully so. According to Nerdist, Netflix is paying in the range of 40-50 million dollars to pick up this film from Warner Bros.
The original Death Note manga was created by Tsugumi Ohba,and it followed a high school student named Light Yagami who found a supernatural notebook that allowed him to kill anyone by writing their name in it. The manga also focused on L the detective charged with discovering the truth behind the murders as they piled up.
Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley have been signed on for the Death Note film, and filming should commence in June if the deal goes through.
Sound off in the comments if you’re excited to see an American adaptation of a live action Death Note film.
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