Trying to embody Light, the mystical murderer at the center of Death Note, can’t be easy. In a recent interview, actor Nat Wolff shared that his process led him down kind of a dark path.
The ink has barely dried on Netflix’s Death Note adaptation, and yet another adaptation of the iconic manga and anime is already happening. The latest iteration: a 12-hour audio drama series.
One of the most common criticisms of Netflix’s Death Note movie is that it tries to cram too much into a fairly short running time. According to director Adam Wingard and producer Masi Oka, however, the intention wasn’t to adapt the original manga as much as tell the story of Light before he gets to the place the…
That Death Note movie sure was something, wasn’t it? Whether you loved it or hated it, you have to admit that the manga it’s based on is a different beast entirely. A beast you can soon own in one comically large package.
If you’re one of the people with (valid) concerns about Netflix’s adaptation of Death Note, then today’s your lucky day. Not only is the movie finally available for you to watch (should you choose to do so), there’s also a new clip that perfectly summarizes the movie if you can’t be bothered to sit through it all.
The thing about the adaptation of Death Note, premiering today on Netflix, isn’t that it’s bad. It isn’t even the questions raised by the whitewashing controversy. It’s that everything in it happens so fast that it’s hard to care about any of it.
Choosing Willem Dafoe to voice shingami Ryuk—basically a spirit of death—was applauded as one of the better casting decisions in Netflix’s Death Note. Director Adam Wingard told io9 that, while Dafoe was his first pick among actors, he originally wanted to go with a glamorous singer for the part.
Last night, Netflix’s Death Note adaptation premiered in New York City, and the screening gave its creators a chance to respond to the widespread criticism of the film’s whitewashing of Japanese characters and context. Their responses aren’t exactly encouraging, but at least they’re talking?
Patty Jenkins is very close to directing Wonder Woman 2. Get another look at a few of the heroes showing up in Avengers: Infinity War. The live-action Jetsons remake is getting a pilot. Plus, more footage from Riverdale, Inhumans, and Death Note, and tons of images from Thor: Ragnarok. To me, my Spoilers!
Whether it’s the manga, the anime, or this new, American-made live-action movie, Death Note has always been about a young man with a god complex who goes uses a magic book to go on a murder spree with global ramifications. But in this newest clip for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation, we’re taken to the very beginning—the…
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Adam Wingard talks about localizing Death Note. Another familiar face could return for Doctor Who’s Christmas special. Sophie Turner teases Sansa’s journey in the next season of Game of Thrones. Plus, fully-suited set pictures from Deadpool 2, and even more wacky teasers for the return of Rick and Morty. Spoilers,…
There are three kinds of Death Note fans in the world: 1. Those who’re miffed that Netflix’s adaptation is set in Seattle rather than Japan and feel as if the movie is whitewashed. 2. Those who think the first group is operating. 3. Folks who are apathetic about the whole shebang.
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I really, really wish there was something more interesting going on in the footage from Netflix’s adaptation of Death Note. Instead, it looks exactly like every other drama from Netflix: angsty leads, washed out colors, and the occasional flash of a CG effect.
Want to check out Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s popular manga before, say, Netflix releases its adaptation next year? Well, this new Japanese release of the entire thing in a single book could be up your street, as well as double as a solid enough weapon against potential home invaders.
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