New information has finally surfaced about the long-awaited Death Note movie. This upcoming US adaptation of the hit manga and anime series has shared little information despite being long in development.
The producer, Roy Lee, spoke in an interview with Collider saying that the film is “definitely for adults. It is zero chance it will be below an R-rating.” Lee continued afterwards by saying, ” it will be one of the first manga adaptations that feels very grounded but still has fantastical elements.”
In case you haven’t watched the anime or manga, Death Note follows the story of a student who comes across a supernatural notebook. By writing a person’s name, this notebook allows him to kill anyone. Using these powers for “good” he decides to rid the world of evil. This risky move catches the attention of a reclusive police detective.
Directing the film will be Adam Wingard, who is best known for his work on The Guest and You’re Next. Both films show us that Wingard could have what it takes to create the right atmosphere.
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If this peaks your interest, this is not the first live-action Death Note movie. Three other movies were made in Japan and were received well both critically and commercially. Additionally, there is a live-action drama series of the same name.