Adam Wingard‘s Death Note movie is a live-action adaptation of the popular manga/anime series currently streaming on Netflix. Movie producer Roy Lee says that the movie will definitely be Rated R and will star Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) and Margaret Qualley. Roy Lee revealed that the tone of the film will be “will be one of the first manga adaptations that feels very grounded but still has fantastical elements.”
Roy Lee revealed to Collider:
It’s definitely for adults. It is zero chance it will be below an R-rating.
Brief description of Death Note:
Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects - and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But when criminals begin dropping dead, the authorities send the legendary detective L to track down the killer. With L hot on his heels, will Light lose sight of his noble goal…or his life? Light tests the boundaries of the Death Note powers as L and the police begin to close in. Luckily Light’s father is the head of the Japanese National Police Agency and leaves vital information about the case lying around the house. With access to his father’s files, Light can keep one step ahead of the authorities. But who is the strange man following him, and how can Light guard against enemies whose names he doesn’t know?
Death Note (2017)
Synopsis: A student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone begins a crusade against evil in order to rule the world as a benevolent human god. Then a deadly game of cat and mouse begins when a reclusive detective begins to track down the young man, attempting to end his reign of terror once and for all.
Directors: Adam Wingard
Producers: James Bitonti, Jonathan Eirich, Brendan Ferguson, Jason Hoffs, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, John Powers Middleton, Masi Oka, Miri Yoon
Editors: Louis Cioffi
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