February 8, 2023

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Death Note is Getting Another Live-Action Netflix Adaptation

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Netflix announces it’s making one more wound at a live-action Death Note, which will be created by Stranger Things’ Matt and Ross Duffer. Another Death Note live-action series is en route to Netflix.

As revealed by Deadline, Netflix has collaborated with Upside Down Pictures, the production company helmed by Stranger Things makers Matt and Ross Duffer, to make another live-action adaptation of Death Note. The new show won’t be associated with Netflix’s infamous 2017 adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s broadly celebrated manga series. More insights concerning the new adaptation, including its cast, team and release date, still can’t seem to be reported.

In addition to the new Death Note adaptation, Netflix will likewise collaborate with the Duffers for a Stranger Things spinoff and an adaptation of Stephen King’s The Talisman. Matt and Ross are exceptionally talented with a vision so fresh and clear, said Netflix co-CEO and Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos about the new projects on the way from the Duffer siblings. They are about the details it’s no mishap that Stranger Things has pierced the overall outlook to turn into the awe-inspiring mainstream pop culture phenomenon it is today.

Death Note

Death Note was initially made by Ohba and Obata in 2003. The series recounted the narrative of Light Yagami, a high school student who finds the Death Note, a supernatural book that permits him to decide the time and reason for the death of any person whose name he writes in the book.

Light chooses to use the book to punish criminals and change the world given his beliefs, however, his vigilante murders put him facing the world’s police, who enroll the genius detective known as L to find him.

Death Note

Ohba and Obata’s manga was an enormous overall peculiarity, selling more than 30 million copies all over the planet. The manga was adapted into an anime series which was created by Madhouse, the studio behind the first Trigun anime, in 2006. The anime was broadcast in the United States by Adult Swim.

Netflix’s Previous Live-Action Film

The same can’t be said to describe Netflix’s past effort to make a live-action Death Note film. The original live-action Death Note film on Netflix turned out in 2017, with horror director Adam Wingard releasing an adaptation that was very dubious in the anime community. Featuring Nat Wolff as Light and Willem Dafoe voicing the role of Ryuuk, there had been rumblings that a sequel project was being developed, however, said rumblings may be a relic of times gone by as of now.

That film was released in 2017 and was generally panned by critics and fans the same for its significant changes to the original story and its inability to recapture the tension and the themes of the source material. It is generally viewed as one of the most terrible live-action adaptations ever released.

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