If you’re familiar with Japanese manga and anime then you know the supernatural psychological thriller franchise Death Note. But did you know there are currently two different live-action film adaptations in the making? One is the third installment in the Japanese series by Warner Bros. Picture Japan and the other is a Hollywood reboot for Netflix.
The US-version is set around cyber-terrorism and is reportedly budgeted at $40-50 million by Variety. It will serve as a live-action manga movie for Netflix’s original feature film catalogue. Knights of Sidonia was previously adapted from manga to anime and streamed exclusively on Netflix, also part of its original series catalogue.
Netflix’s Death Note stars Nat Wolff and Misa Amane and is scheduled to film in Vancouver all summer from June 30 – Aug 30, 2016. Other original Netflix programming in the works includes Neil Patrick Harris in an adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, also filmed in Vancouver.
Death Note is about a student with a license to kill thanks to a supernatural notebook. The franchise has gone into all mediums from the original manga comics to television anime series, light novels, video games, live-action TV series, live-action films and even a musical.
Written by Amar Mirchandani @amarmirch
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