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01-16-11, 6:42 AM

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Interesting... I think.?

I'll probably not watch this since I haven't been a fan of hollywood movies. Though I think that they shouldn't change too much of the stuff from DeathNote. I mean... The original manga storyline/plot development etc is what makes the name DeathNote successful in the first place right? If they change too much of it, it'll just turn out to be another fail adaptation that gets a lot of hate.That said, they'll probably still get people watching this since the name itself would bring in the crowd, be it the curious or the people who just want to hate.

Ah well, will see how it goes...
 
01-16-11, 6:50 AM

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People seem to forget that most previous American live action adaptations of anime were so blatantly terrible movies by default because they were done by greedy pigs who couldn't make a good movie to save their lives and needed to change the title to one people have heard of and slightly change their crappy movie so that they can pretend it's anything like the anime in order to make a quick buck.

This is done by an actual good director and the presumably main character's actor is a legit fan of the series. In other words, this actually has a chance to work.

also lol @ believing stuff about a script no one's actually linked to (and even if it was that doesn't prove it's real).


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01-16-11, 6:57 AM

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the japanese live action films of death note are also horrible.
 
01-16-11, 8:31 AM
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Apparently they're going to be more faithful to the manga. Shane Black is a good writer so hopefully he'll be able to pull it off. Also, all of the info in Benj-san's post is completely fake. Nothing but a silly rumour.

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Oh God, this will be interestingly bad I'm sure XD First a supposed Bleach movie (by Warner Bros. I might add), now a Death Note one...wow...

Actually the Death Note movie was announced way before the Bleach movie.

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englishman stay away from japan's anime industry

Shane Black is American.
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01-16-11, 8:42 AM

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Apparently they're going to be more faithful to the manga. Shane Black is a good writer so hopefully he'll be able to pull it off. Also, all of the info in Benj-san's post is completely fake. Nothing but a silly rumour.


Really? I heard he was going to make up his own script.

http://www.animevice.com/news/rumor-alert-death-note-movie-script-leaked/2653/

The guy in the blog says he even read the script himself.
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01-16-11, 9:03 AM

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well well well , hope it would be best hollywood live action movie based on a manga ever !
 
01-16-11, 9:13 AM

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Oh God.It's so annoying!Everyone's like "OH NOEZ AMERICANZ WILL RUIN IT11!"
Stop it people!Maybe it'll be actually a good one!Some of us didn't like the japanese movies of Death Note so maybe Hollywood won't fail to make it better!Argh,so stop with the bitching,like it or not IT'S A FACT,And I can't wait!^^
 
01-16-11, 10:34 AM

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AT LEAST ITS NOT ZAC EFFRON!

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01-16-11, 11:15 AM

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01-16-11, 11:46 AM

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Eh?

Something tells me they’re going to screw up Death Note. Hopefully not, but I can’t expect anything.
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01-16-11, 11:53 AM

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As long as they don't stray too far away from the Death Note plot it shouldn't be too bad right? >.>
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01-16-11, 11:58 AM

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I'm weary about this movie, live-action movies tend to not be very good, but so far it seems like this movie is on the right path, they have a great director and great producers.
For now I'm only going to listen to the facts and not rumors, if it doesn't have a reliable source then I'm not going to believe it. Like that "script". If they've just recently hired Shane Black I doubt they have a solid script yet, maybe outlines of a script but definitely not a "this is it" script.
I hope everything goes well, and if it doesn't completely follow the manga I hope at least it's an enjoyable movie.
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01-16-11, 12:06 PM

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I'm not sure what's worst:

The supposed Cowboy Bebop Movie
The supposed Bleach movie
Or an actual Death Note movie coming out in the next few years.

I think I'll just cry myself to sleep now.
 
01-16-11, 12:21 PM

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OMG....
im gonna cry.....

 
01-16-11, 12:24 PM

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I was hoping they had forgotten about making an American Death Note movie.....
I don't think this is going to turn out too well ... but I'll wait and see. =/
 
01-16-11, 12:26 PM

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Dear god, will they never give up?

Seriously, movie directors, not everything in the world needs a film adaptation. Eragon, Avatar the Last Airbender... and now Death Note? It's not like they can fit all the awesome plot twists into a mere 2 1/2 hours, so why try? Just leave it in anime/manga format. Most things are better off left that way.
 
01-16-11, 1:04 PM

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I thought I would be a bit annoying and say something that isn't very constructive, such as, I hope this won't turn out to be like the Dragon Ball movie.

I joke. To be honest, I'm looking forward to it, whether it does turn out to be good or bad. I'm not expecting any fancy SFX that I was expecting in the Dragon Ball movie or any cinematic fighting sequences (since there is barely any). Not very concerned about whether L's character looks identical to the manga character. All I would love to see in this movie is some sort of psychological, justified, intelligent game between the two main characters. I don't really care so much whether Ryuk is in it or any other shinigamis are in it, or even if L's successors are in it. Just as long as Light and L's characters are portrayed well (mostly personality wise) and they stay loyal to the first part of the manga (From the start till L dies) i'll be happy.
 
01-16-11, 1:45 PM

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If this really is the guy that directed Lethal Weapon, then this movie is going to be great.
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01-16-11, 2:42 PM

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I like how everyone automatically assumes "THIS WILL BE THE WORST MOVIE EVARRRRR".

Give it a chance. If you don't want to, then don't watch it. Sheesh.
 
01-16-11, 3:13 PM

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I have seen some of the guys work like The Last Boy Scout, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Last Action Hero. But, those were all action movies. So, I don't think the Death Note movie wouldn't be that great of a film because I think this guy, who's known for doing action movies, wouldn't do so well on doing a psychological mystery thriller like Death Note.

I heard that a film he directed called Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was a neo-noir mystery comedy movie. But even if he directed something like that film, I still don't think he's capable of directing and writing a film which is based on a popular manga/anime like Death Note.
 
01-16-11, 3:22 PM

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I hope it'll be as some other people have said. The guys a fan and will do a good job!

Will definately check it out :D
 
01-16-11, 4:13 PM

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Ok well I'm going to rant against all the people that are saying this movie si going to be terrible
1) this is a director that likes Death Note and detective stories and proved that he can direct a good movie, he's not just one of the random directors that Hollywood pulled out of their ass that never even heard of Death Note before a week ago, he's going to at least try to not shame the name
2) most of the things that have been adapted would just be hard to do in live action look at dragon ball it a story about a kid (that turns into a monkey) that knows martial arts who's trying to find about of balls that can grant a wish before an evil alien does (did any think that would work in live action). Death Note isn't that hectic it's about a kid that can kill anyone with a book while a detective tries to find him
3) not all adaptions from Hollywood are terrible just look at Dark Knight, Scott Pilgrim, Casino Royal with the right director and writer anything can be great. Ok most of the ones from Japan are pretty bad but there is only a handful of them you can't write them completely off for so few films. And i hate to say it but the Initial D live action wasn't that great.

i kind of hope that Zac Efron does get the role and rubs the Disney channel smear off his reputation and proves he can act
 
01-16-11, 8:02 PM

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i kind of hope that Zac Efron does get the role and rubs the Disney channel smear off his reputation and proves he can act

I actually liked Zac Efron in Charlie St Cloud. I also kind of hope he gets the role of Light because imo he does look the part. To me it just depends on whether he can do the evil laugh or not. XD
 
01-16-11, 8:18 PM

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Really? I heard he was going to make up his own script.

http://www.animevice.com/news/rumor-alert-death-note-movie-script-leaked/2653/

The guy in the blog says he even read the script himself.


..before you start posting quotes from other sites, be sure to read them:

animevicerumor said:
"But let me reiterate again before people start flailing and freaking out: we have NO confirmation that this is a legitimate or current script, so consider this post to be as much "for the lulz" as anything. Take it with a grain of salt."
 
01-16-11, 9:28 PM

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All I see is bitching, and bitching, and bitching, just shut the fuck up and don't watch it, easy solution right?


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Besides that, Dragon Ball and Death Note are completely different. Dragon Ball has more fighting while Death Note is just solving cases.

So, Death Note is easy to make, considering that there won't be any special effects.
 
01-16-11, 11:18 PM

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Besides that, Dragon Ball and Death Note are completely different. Dragon Ball has more fighting while Death Note is just solving cases.

So, Death Note is easy to make, considering that there won't be any special effects.

Aside from Ryuk and fancy death scenes of course?

But seriously.
Fucking Zefron. You guys ruined this for me.
I'm not going to be happy with it unless he is actually in the movie now.
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01-17-11, 12:16 AM

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Dear god, will they never give up?

Seriously, movie directors, not everything in the world needs a film adaptation. Eragon, Avatar the Last Airbender... and now Death Note? It's not like they can fit all the awesome plot twists into a mere 2 1/2 hours, so why try? Just leave it in anime/manga format. Most things are better off left that way.


Almost nothing is original now. So rather than spending time and effort and money on something original, might as well just spend money (and maybe less time) on adapting something already in existence.

BlackAssassin said:

Besides that, Dragon Ball and Death Note are completely different. Dragon Ball has more fighting while Death Note is just solving cases.

So, Death Note is easy to make, considering that there won't be any special effects.


If I'm not mistaken, making a movie with an actual story/plot/development is more difficult than any fighting movie, script and cinematography wise anyway.
 
01-17-11, 2:03 AM

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It was clear that Warner wants to make a Death Note movie.
It announced 1 year ago.

And that's it. Na-no-ne/De-aru/Relo XD
 
01-17-11, 3:06 AM

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Got rid of all the nonsense..


 
01-17-11, 4:54 AM

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Shane Black, huh? I really don't know what to say about this since he only did action movies and those are easier than an adaptation. Whatever he will do I just hope that he won't cast Efron as Kira. I don't know why but I can't see him as Kira, actually I can't see him trying to be evil at all.
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01-17-11, 6:09 AM

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I thought they had already forgotten that they would make a Death Note remake xD.
I think the movie will be finished after a year of one or two. And when everyone has seen it, we will all agree that the movie was total crap.
Please movie makers, don't waste your time and money on ruining Light.
 
01-17-11, 8:39 AM

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I agree with the user Ullus. This is still to come out and i see a lot of hate already. You can all talk shit about the movie after you see it, before that it's just speculation and talking bad just because you think it will be. It might be awful, but you are trying to guess. If i were you guys e would keep that opinion to myself and after i saw it i would say if i liked it or not, before that you're just filling pages with nonsense and opinions without meaning.

Just a thought.
 
01-17-11, 11:46 AM

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This is gonna kill Death note, he won't be able to produce a decent adaption.
 
01-17-11, 12:03 PM

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Oh, great! Now there is something else that the US can totally screw up. I can't wait to watch this train wreck.
 
01-17-11, 12:10 PM

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God dammit. I thought they weren't gonna go through with this. -_-
 
01-17-11, 12:19 PM

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Aghh, i hope this will go smoothly but one thing that scares me is Zac, because , he's only a lovely Disney channel star , How can he can TRULY act Kira?
Well, when i heard about this 2 or 3 months ago , i was so shocked and angry , but now , im like - maybe i will try and watch it , then ill see..
But inner thoughts sadly think - it will be bad. not because of how they are making it but because of characters.
*crosses fingers and hopes for the best*
 
01-17-11, 2:53 PM

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Benj-san said:
This is what I've heard about the script:
This better not be true. I don't mind the name change. I don't even mind no Ryuk.(There no way of putting him in live action decently anyway) But the Death note making Light evil?! Sure lets destroy the entire point of death note! Death note is about the dichotomy of good and evil. What is right, what is wrong. But if you just say "He's the villain" then our tale becomes a generic tale of good vs evil.


Yes its all about the almost invisible line of good and evil, or ther ebeing no line, but with all due respect Raito IS a villain.

And the only reason he is a villain is Death Note. Sure without it he would maybe still go for school shooting or something, but the power in death note, having that power, reigning over who dies and who lives - its exactly what caused Raito's delusions of grandeur and increased the size of attrocities he commited.

Both the manga and anime quite clearly show how Death Note affects the kid, especially when he looses hi smemories.

"Light/Kira" is not someone that can be interpreted as morally gray. He is a sociopath with highest level of psychotic outbursts.

So yeah, in the end if Raito never had a death note he would have never become such a despicable monster.
 
01-17-11, 6:24 PM

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Got rid of all the nonsense..

Curious....why is my post edited?
I don't see anything missing.
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01-17-11, 10:59 PM

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I like how everyone automatically assumes "THIS WILL BE THE WORST MOVIE EVARRRRR".

Give it a chance. If you don't want to, then don't watch it. Sheesh.

:D At Last.Someone who shares my opinion D:
 
01-17-11, 11:27 PM

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everyone should give it a chance & stop instantly throwing it under the bus be4 its even out.

plus i wanna ask the japanese fans 2 stop bagging america 4 crappy adaptations cuz i saw the japanese death note.....& it sucked more balls than a gay guy.
 
01-18-11, 9:16 AM

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well good for him
 
01-18-11, 1:11 PM

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Benj-san said:
This is what I've heard about the script:



OMG! Hahahaha, pfffff, hahahaha (why is there no emoticons when you need them?)
Americans, leave anime worlds alone! (the same applies and to other countries, Japan included).
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Pledge yourself to neither side, but vow instead to preserve the balance that exists between the two.”
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01-18-11, 1:29 PM

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everyone should give it a chance & stop instantly throwing it under the bus be4 its even out.

plus i wanna ask the japanese fans 2 stop bagging america 4 crappy adaptations cuz i saw the japanese death note.....& it sucked more balls than a gay guy.


I actually rather enjoyed the live action films. Japan's attempts at CGI are rather terrible, but they still make pretty awesome films.
This is one of those adaptations that can work, as others have said; it's nothing like DBE.
This along with Cowboy Bebop could very well become good films.
 
01-18-11, 7:47 PM

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bakuramariks said:
Benj-san said:
This is what I've heard about the script:



OMG! Hahahaha, pfffff, hahahaha (why is there no emoticons when you need them?)
Americans, leave anime worlds alone! (the same applies and to other countries, Japan included).

So Japan should stop producing anime then?
 
01-18-11, 11:23 PM

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I just knew Hollywood wasn't going to give up on this. I wasn't to sure about this director at first but seeing how some of you folks said he is a manga fan, I have higher hopes now...but only if they do a complete rewrite of the original script and get rid of Zach Effron.

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This is what I've heard about the script:



How does anything of that confirm movie as bad? Name change is only expected, because an american teenager with japanese surname and weird name would be ridiculous.


I've read the leaked script in full, the guy who wrote it missed the whole point of what makes Death Note....well, "Death Note".

When I read the script it was very clear that the writer had only seen the live-action films, and had never even dared laid a finger on the original manga or anime version.

The changes are far greater than just a bunch of simple name changes and no Ryuk. Instead of a suspenseful thriller of a cat and mouse game with a few horror elements, it was changed into full straight-up a horror flick. Even Light's...er, Luke's, personality was greatly changed as well. As Light...er, "Luke", no longer is some bored smart kid with a god complex who turns evil, instead we have some evil force making him do bad things.

I'm sure these changes where all done BECAUSE of Zach Effron playing the part of "Luke", all so he would be depicted more like some nice guy who got just got tangled up in everything. Leave a better impression on his preteen fangirls of you know what I mean... As I'm sure they wouldn't want to see him laughing like a mad, creepy, psychotic lunatic.

Oh, and even less L than there was in the first japanese live-action film.

As screwed up was the script was, i'll admit there where some bits here and there added in I actually liked, but the whole thing just wasn't the Death Note we all know and love, and I definitely want a rewrite (which i heard was going to happen after the script was leaked).



Oh, I still have the script, maybe if you people ask me real nicely...
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01-19-11, 6:50 AM

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Sabinlerose said:
bakuramariks said:
Benj-san said:
This is what I've heard about the script:



OMG! Hahahaha, pfffff, hahahaha (why is there no emoticons when you need them?)
Americans, leave anime worlds alone! (the same applies and to other countries, Japan included).

So Japan should stop producing anime then?


No, i meant Japan to stop making movies from animes as well. Well, whoever wants to watch them, fine. I'm not interested in movies based on animes, so it's fine by me.
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01-19-11, 1:40 PM

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It could be WAAAAAAY worse. People always seem to forget The Fist of the North Star movie. I'm sorry but Hokuto Hyakurettsu Ken looks incredibly stupid in that movie. Just check it out for yourself. Just imagine a staple image of Shonen being butchered in live action. Yup.

Either way if the plot is completely off the wrong track, the fact that they have a good director means it won't be god awful. Also if you've already seen the series before, think of it as a new look into it. It'll be surprising for sure.
 
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It could be WAAAAAAY worse. People always seem to forget The Fist of the North Star movie. I'm sorry but Hokuto Hyakurettsu Ken looks incredibly stupid in that movie. Just check it out for yourself. Just imagine a staple image of Shonen being butchered in live action. Yup.

Either way if the plot is completely off the wrong track, the fact that they have a good director means it won't be god awful. Also if you've already seen the series before, think of it as a new look into it. It'll be surprising for sure.

Change is bad.
Fans don't want something new.
They want the same shit shoveled and recycled over and over and over again.

Like Call of Duty.
 
01-19-11, 8:59 PM

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Oh, now I HAVE to see how this will turn out...
 
01-19-11, 9:08 PM

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Is the Zac Efron as Kira thing true. dude, once you're in a shitty teen musical, no one can take you seriously. I really hope this goes well, because honestly in japanese live-action movie sucked. excpet the guy who played L did a good job (forgot his name :P)

If they give this movie a fairy-tale ending then the threatre's going up in flames. *ahem* sorry. but I hate those "Everything went better than expected!" ends.
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