We’re pretty sure that this movie is one that some of us are not going to watch – cause it’s a horror movie and we’re chicken shits. There are just some things in life that you can’t un-see and we love sleep.
However, Beth, our bookish content writer is a huge… HUGE… fan of the Manga. In fact, it’s one of her favorite graphic novel series of all time. Death Note, in her humble opinion is thirteen books of illustrated perfection with a damn good plot to boot. So yeah, she’s a bit worried about how it will translate to screen given the two live-action films already made in Japan. While these live-action films were a far cry from the intensity of the anime which did an excellent job with adapting the novels, seeing an American version of L and the Wammy Boys vs. Light and the Death Note fills her with dread and longing, because Death Note movie – Woohoo – but horror film – Boo – and really while the story does have horror elements, it’s more a psychological crime thriller if you break it down by plot rather than the fantasy element.
Apparently this version of Death Note has been a long time coming. In fact, at one time, Zac Efron addressed rumors on whether he would be in the film or not.
But we’re excited for Nat Wolff to be in a new movie. He’s just too damn good to not be gracing our trips to the box office. And he’s playing evil boy genius Light. (Beth says this part could be “the role” if he pulls it off.)
Variety has reported that Nat is to star in Adam Wingard’s adaptation of “Death Note” for Warner Bros. Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing the project.
What is Death Note about?
Death Note will be based upon the manga series created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata. The series centers around a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim’s name and picturing his face. The plot follows his attempt to create and lead a world cleansed of evil using the book, and the complex conflict between himself and those standing up against him.
The movie as we said above was previously adapted in Japan and was so successful that it spawned a sequel.