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Arc-Vile
Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:22 am Reply with quote
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The most notable element of director Adam Wingard's take on DEATH NOTE is that the story is relocated from Japan to the United States. Speaking with IGN recently about the decision to use an American setting, Wingard says that the story simply couldn't be ported to anywhere in the world without fundamental adjustments to the core concept:

"In the early stages of the film I was reading all of the manga, really just looking at how does any of this translate to the United States. Ultimately, DEATH NOTE is such a Japanese thing. You can't just say let's port this over and it's all going to add up. They're two different worlds completely.

It's one of those things where the harder I tried to stay 100% true to the source material, the more it just kind of fell apart… You're in a different country, you're in a different kind of environment, and you're trying to also summarize a sprawling series into a two-hour long film."

The result was that the themes of the original manga had to be reconsidered from an American perspective: "Ultimately, whenever I say it's about America, I'm looking at it like, what are the main kind of core issues going on in America, what are the things that people chalk up to conspiracy theories? What kind of weird underground programs does the government have? How do these work in the world of DEATH NOTE."

DEATH NOTE is officially slated to be released on the streaming network on August 25th.

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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:41 am Reply with quote
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On the NEWS page is a new poster for the upcoming Netflix film. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, DEATH NOTE follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone's name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

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Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:14 am Reply with quote
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Netflix has released the final poster (on the NEWS page) in their series of DEATH NOTE character posters, this one featuring Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton. Mia is the high school girlfriend of Light Turner, who embarks on a crusade alongside him to rid the world of evil with the Death Note.

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:59 am Reply with quote
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This is out today!

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Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:24 am Reply with quote
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If director Adam Wingard's new film on Netflix proves popular, then you can expect a sequel. Speaking with THR, Wingard says Netflix wants to make at least two films if enough people watch the first one: "When I went to Netflix initially, I pitched it as at least a two-film series, maybe three, knowing this was the origin story. We definitely designed the film so it plays a closed loop. Sequels are never guaranteed. They have to be earned…

…At the end of the day, there are a lot of places to explore where to take Light. And ultimately the series is sort of about almost his downfall as a character. This is sort of the beginning of it or the origin of it. There are definitely lots of places to go, and we know generally where we would take it. Hopefully people will watch it and Netflix will order a sequel. They definitely are ready to. They just need people to watch it."

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