All posts tagged: Death Note Live-Action

Netflix Releases First Trailer For Live-Action Death Note Film

This may be showing my age, ever so slightly, especially with a great deal of new Anime and Manga fans hitting the scene who would have been too young to remember this, but there was once a time wherein which rumours spread regarding a live-action Hollywood adaptation of the series Death Note starring, at the time, cinema’s most popular teen heartthrob; Zac Efron. Now obviously that never happened, but it was at least confirmed that Efron had somewhat interest in playing the role as Light. This live-action film has since been taken under the wing of Netlfix and the role of Light Yagami, changed now to Light Turner, has gone to actor Nat Wolff. Many still believe that Wolff isn’t the type of actor that could pull off a characters as dark and complex as Light, but then again many also thought Zac Efron was a great choice, so we really don’t know who to believe on this one. Other notable names are Keith Stanfield who will fill the “shoes” of L, and Willem Dafoe …

You Thought Two Were Bad, Try Six – New Live-Action Death Note Film Announced For 2016

Almost ten years ago, back in 2006, two live-action films were released that recounted the tragic but invigorating story of Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba’s highly-popular Manga series; Death Note. Surprisingly, these two films are known for being faithful adaptations of the original Manga, doing the series justice from the first minute all the way up until the last. Both films also happen to feature the Red Hot Chilli Peppers song “Dani California” for an unknown reason, but it’s presence only works to make the films more enjoyable. Recently, a live-action television series has been airing in Japan that, once again, recreates the events of the Death Note Manga series almost as well as the two movies. The end of said series has just come about and with it the announcement of a brand-new live-action Death Note movie that will tell a continuation of the story never seen before. The upcoming film, simply titled Death Note 2016, will follow best friends Light Yagami and L who, after the events of the first two films, have …