America's Vertigo Entertainment is developing a remake of the Death Note franchise and has hired Vlas and Charles Parlapanides to write the screenplay.
I personally am not sure what to think of this. The original Death Note movies were pretty good but a lot of the story was changed from the anime and magna. I really am not sure which actors shoulf fill the roles but I really would like to see.
L should have died like he was supposed to before Light and added characters were a waste of time.
I'm not sure who could play L but dear God let him be British!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Light will probably most definately be an American teenager, but this is to be expected. Unfortuately this is the company that did Dark Water and The Grudge so it might be scarier and have better effects, but it'll probably still suck like the Japanese ones.
Death Note is one of the mangas most compatible with a film adaptation. So it doesn't have the Dragonball kind of "wtf" fears, just the usual "uh-oh who the hell are these writers, this movie will most likely be pretty lame" fears.
Does anyone know if it's just one movie? Because that isn't enough.
Post by Chevalier Vi Liberté on Jun 6, 2008 22:35:48 GMT -5
After thinking about it, I think there is a good chance that the American version will be better than the original Japanese versions which butchered the storyline like hana said. The main thing I am concerned with is who will fill the roles (such as L's role) and if the story will be written to fit into about 3 movies which could work. I really would like to see a 3rd movie after L's death where Near and Mello have large roles. One thing I definitely prefer is that the movie still take in a place that will fit the setting of the anime/magna.
New York or LA are going to be the prime targets for a setting. LA more so because Death Note(manga/anime) itself actually has been there. However, I'd prefer a less predictable place like Boston or Philidelphia.
However, if they actually do it in Japan, I will be super surprised.