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Warner Acquires Live Action Film Rights of Death Note

by dtshyk
May 1, 2009 12:19 AM | 409 Comments
According to Variety International, Warner Bros. acquired the live action movie rights of "Death Note". The movie will be based on the first three volumes of the thirteen-volume series. Charles and Vlas Parlapanides will be in charge of the scenario.

Source: Variety.com

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I hope they don't fuck it up like the Dragon ball z movie I still want to destroy all the dvds in existence

Jul 31, 2013 5:24 AM by Sumitomo

I feel like I'm the only one who's excited about this. Yes, I know about the other previous horrible adaptations. But until I actually see the movie, I will remain optimistic about it. Who knows?.... If it is good, just imagine how many non-anime fans it could create! If so, more people will watch the anime or read the manga. Basically, anime/manga will gain popularity. Then possibly, anime/manga will become popular enough that more guys like FUNimation and Bandai will pop up and more anime and manga will be in print. AND MAYBE. MAYBE. THE RIDICULOUS PRICES WILL GO DOWN ON SOME OF THE SHOWS THAT ARE BEING SOLD.*cough* Aniplex *cough*

Jul 20, 2013 10:49 PM by RM1Sammy

Lol.

Jun 25, 2013 11:38 AM by Sakana-san

DavidVauhn said:
NakeBenihime said:
Turns out Warner Bros wanted to make drastic changes to the plot, which is why there is a hold-up on production of the film.

Read this article on it here: http://www.suite101.com/news/shane-black--warner-bros-wanted-to-change-death-note-plot-a395032

They wanted to do away with all the shinigami characters and they wanted Light to NOT be evil... I can't even believe that! Light Yagami NOT evil? He is the most evil villain character EVER. How can you take that away from him? *facepalm*


I flipped my fucking desk.


Seriously! Fucking Hollywood. Just leave anime/manga alone. >:[

Jun 25, 2013 11:17 AM by taydev

NakeBenihime said:
Turns out Warner Bros wanted to make drastic changes to the plot, which is why there is a hold-up on production of the film.

Read this article on it here: http://www.suite101.com/news/shane-black--warner-bros-wanted-to-change-death-note-plot-a395032

They wanted to do away with all the shinigami characters and they wanted Light to NOT be evil... I can't even believe that! Light Yagami NOT evil? He is the most evil villain character EVER. How can you take that away from him? *facepalm*


I flipped my fucking desk.

Jun 25, 2013 10:08 AM by Kythtrid

This is soooo bad
WHY, WHY, WHY
at least they didn't chose Justin Biber :/

Sep 13, 2012 5:00 AM by Azaiah

Thie movie shall suck forever. How can they do this? I'm totally watching it only to criticise it alot

Jul 28, 2012 9:38 PM by the_slyer

I absolutely hate live-action adaptations, and I initially despised Zack Efron since I could never take him seriously as an actor after doing a string of Family channel straight-to-TV movies.

However, I can totally respect the fact that he's a serious Death Note fan. Something about celebrity quasi-Otakus gets me really excited, and I might check it out as someone who loved Death Note too.

May 19, 2012 10:14 PM by riots

Hah. Hahahaha. This is terrible news.

May 19, 2012 9:34 PM by lordzeru

Turns out Warner Bros wanted to make drastic changes to the plot, which is why there is a hold-up on production of the film.

Read this article on it here: http://www.suite101.com/news/shane-black--warner-bros-wanted-to-change-death-note-plot-a395032

They wanted to do away with all the shinigami characters and they wanted Light to NOT be evil... I can't even believe that! Light Yagami NOT evil? He is the most evil villain character EVER. How can you take that away from him? *facepalm*

May 19, 2012 8:22 PM by NakeBenihime

The death note movie isn't a bad idea. Depending on the execution, it could prove to be a hit. But honestly, they always take a big risk when they import these Japanese series on to the big screen.

May 7, 2012 11:32 AM by Daimyo

Unlike 99% of the live-action movies, I have high expectations on this one. I mean, besides the Shinigamis, Death Note doesn't need lots of special effects (which usually ruin those movies like "Dragon Ball" Evolution(aaargh)).
Altough the japanese live-action was pretty lame...

May 7, 2012 9:41 AM by greeko17

Live action Death Note?
Can't say it will thrive at all.
They should do a live action Mirai Nikki instead.
Edit: ZAC EFRON? DONE.
Edit2: Justin Beiber as Yukiteru would make me lol hard

May 7, 2012 9:41 AM by Slatrix

so were is this project now ?

May 7, 2012 6:21 AM by mikezilla2

MichelleLee said:
qtipbrit said:
I hope Zac Efron is in this.
If that happens I might actually watch it for the lols.


Oh. My. God. If this actually happens I'll be watching for Zac Efron's lols, how is he going to pull off Light's signature laugh and his epic potato chip eating?!

Nov 13, 2011 4:05 PM by smilexbabex33

Can they even surpass the greatness of the anime?

Nov 4, 2011 5:45 AM by zenith_kim94

hoping for anything better than Blood C

Nov 3, 2011 12:43 PM by _laz_

General_Ledger said:

It really p***** me of that they want to change everything about what made the Anime so great. It's quite obnious that the people running the studio have absolutely no idea what Death Note is about. All I have to say is you can make whatever movie you want. Just don't call it Death Note.

You say that, but yet you didn't mention that Shane Black is against what the executives wanted and you didn't post the more recent article with him explaining what changes he doesn't want in the movie.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-11-01/shane-black-describes-changes-he-opposed-to-warner-death-note

Nov 3, 2011 5:20 AM by AdamHeroKid

General_Ledger said:
Just read this article over at Anime News Network and just know that they are going to totally destroy this movie if they ever decide to do it. To quote from the article it says: "... the project was in jeopardy because the studio initially wanted to lose "the demon [Ryuk]. [They] don't want the kid to be evil…."
The rest of the article is at the link below.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-31/director/warner-death-note-is-still-in-the-works
Foolish prudes will never go far.

su-san said:
The death note musical starring zac efron!
DaeScope said:
This is Madness!
hellraiser8 said:
despair...........


Nov 3, 2011 3:03 AM by Seijurou

Just read this article over at Anime News Network and just know that they are going to totally destroy this movie if they ever decide to do it. To quote from the article it says: "... the project was in jeopardy because the studio initially wanted to lose "the demon [Ryuk]. [They] don't want the kid to be evil…."
It really p***** me of that they want to change everything about what made the Anime so great. It's quite obnious that the people running the studio have absolutely no idea what Death Note is about. All I have to say is you can make whatever movie you want. Just don't call it Death Note.
The rest of the article is at the link below.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-10-31/director/warner-death-note-is-still-in-the-works

Nov 3, 2011 2:16 AM by General_Ledger

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