After the dismal performance of the new film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice in the box office, Warner Bros was prone to get rid of a bunch of possibilities. This included films such as the promised Death Note film. Now, according to sources at Hollywood Insider, the live-action film has been picked up by the online streaming giant, Netflix. This is great news as the movie adaptation may have gone somewhere else; Netflix has yet to disappoint us, so hopefully this trend will continue.
It was previously reported that the film would be directed by Adam Wingard and starring Nat Wolf as the leading role Light Yagami. For those who have missed out on Death Note the past ten years, the series is about:
The series follows Light Yagami, a genius high school student that finds himself bored and disgusted with the current state of affairs in the world. By a random turn of fate, Light finds himself of a supernatural journal, called a “Death Note”, that gives Light the ability to kill anyone alive by merely knowing their face and name. Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of the people he believes to be a disease. While he believes his crusade to be a noble cause, he quickly draws the attention of law enforcement around the world as a dangerous criminal. Light soon finds himself pursued by the world’s greatest detective, beginning an epic battle between two of the world’s greatest minds.
We have included the first episode below in order to keep this hype train going (and for those who have yet to see it):Tweet