Netflix has now fully acquired the rights to “Death Note.” As of this stage, the company is gearing up for the movie’s filming in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Adam Wingard is still set to direct “Death Note,” which was originally ordered by Warner Bros. The manga-based pic was declared with a $50 million budget at Netflix. When Warner dropped it, nearly every major studio approached Wingard but Netflix won the bid.
It will film in Vancouver from June 30 until August 30 this year, 604now.com wrote. Aside from “Death Note,” another Netflix project scheduled to film in Vancouver is Neil Patrick Harris’ “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
Vancouver is also home to big-budget movies. As per Vancouver Sun’s report, there are five movies currently filming in the said location. It includes “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” “Power Rangers,” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
Netflix found success in its TV series adaptation of the “Knights of Sidonia” manga. The anime was even renewed for another season because of its high ratings.
The upcoming live-action adaptation of “Death Note” will star “The Intern” actor Nat Wolff as Light Yagami. “The Leftovers” actress Margaret Qualley serves as his female lead. She will likely portray the model Misa Amane, who helped Light with his ambition to free the world from evil people.
Death Note is about Light’s discovery of a journal abandoned by Shinigami Ryuk. It allows him to kill off whomever he wishes simply by writing their name down but he decided to use it for good, so he listed down all the evil people he knows. The conflict comes when “L”, a police officer tracked him and Misa Amane.
The manga was first published in Japan back in 2004. It was adapted to live action series in the said country. Meanwhile, the official release date for Hollywood’s “Death Note” is yet to be announced but it is expected to arrive in 2017. Doug Davison and Brian Witten will serve as executive producers of the pic.
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