Live Action ‘Death Note’ Movie Begins Filming

For years now, we’ve been hearing about the production of a live action Death Note film being underway. The potential film had supposedly landed Shane Black as a director, who then dropped; same can be said for Gus Van Sant, who was also supposed direct at one point. Now, Adam Wingard is helming the project.

Principal photography is officially underway for the movie, which will now be a Netflix exclusive due to Warner Bros. passing on the project.

“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.”

As of now, Death Note doesn’t have a release date, but expect to see it on Netflix sometime in 2017.


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Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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