Warner Bros. to Adapt/Remake Death Note Manga

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Help me out here, guys: does having the ability to write someone’s name into a book and killing them qualify as horror? I think it does. Sorta. Which leads us to this: Warner Bros. is planning to adapt the Japanese manga “Death Note” into a live-action movie. And no, it won’t be a remake of the three Japanese movies that already adapted the manga into a live-action film series, even though Warner Bros.’ Japan arm also made those. It’ll instead be based on the first three installments of the original manga. Same difference, right? Weren’t the Japanese movies also based on the manga? Ouch, my head hurts.

Says Variety:

Story centers on a college student who accidentally finds a misplaced “death note,” infusing him with the power to kill merely by writing anyone’s name on the page while picturing the person in his mind.

Warner bros. has hired scribes Charley and Vlas Parlapanides to adapt the first three installments of the 13-part manga. The original manga was writeen Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

The infamous Roy Lee, who has been responsible for pushing forward more than his share of Asian remakes in the States, will produce along with Doug Davison.

Below: The evil clown looking guy? Never been kissed by a girl.

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  • FF

    Let’s hope they don’t mess up this great Manga/Anime.

    • d312222

      I’m 99.9% sure they will.

    • d312222

      I’m 99.9% sure they will.

  • FF

    Let’s hope they don’t mess up this great Manga/Anime.

  • FF

    Let’s hope they don’t mess up this great Manga/Anime.

    • d312222

      I’m 99.9% sure they will.

  • Greadf

    Yeah they’ll manage to find a way to stuff it up

  • Greadf

    Yeah they’ll manage to find a way to stuff it up

  • Greadf

    Yeah they’ll manage to find a way to stuff it up

  • Julie

    that’s so stupid, it can’t be better than the Japanese
    such idiots

    • mohan kumar

      7,,,,,;;;

      stupid ,,wwwwwhooo
      can u draw anything like this

    • mohan kumar

      7,,,,,;;;

      stupid ,,wwwwwhooo
      can u draw anything like this

  • Julie

    that’s so stupid, it can’t be better than the Japanese
    such idiots

  • Julie

    that’s so stupid, it can’t be better than the Japanese
    such idiots

    • mohan kumar

      7,,,,,;;;

      stupid ,,wwwwwhooo
      can u draw anything like this

  • Anna

    I’d be really dissappointed if they had a white actor playing Light or any of the other Japanese characters. They’ve done it to Dragon Ball Evolution and Avatar movie. I didn’t even bother checking those out cause heard they were bad and also, I prefer something that can be as close as possible to the original. This includes the ethnicity of the characters.

    • crystal

      i so agree with you! they should defenitly (sp?) stick with the enthnicity of the original characters. i mean it’s not that hard to find asain people who speak english. i also heard that ryuk’s not going to be in the remake, is this true??

    • crystal

      i so agree with you! they should defenitly (sp?) stick with the enthnicity of the original characters. i mean it’s not that hard to find asain people who speak english. i also heard that ryuk’s not going to be in the remake, is this true??