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Death Note (Adam Wingard, 2017) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Viva Sonata, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Viva Sonata Prestigious

    Debuts on Netflix in 2017.

    Nat Wolff as Light Turner (Light Yagami)
    Willem Dafoe as Ryuk (voice)
    Keith Stanfield as L
    Margaret Quailey as Mia Sutton (Misa)

    After years of corporate meddling, we finally have a cast and a director and filming is nearly complete.

    Wingard most recently did an interview with Collider where he discussed working on the film with Jason Eisner as second-unit director (Hobo with a Shotgun) and the more adult, gory approached they've shot with this adaptation.

    Will be it better for it? Will it be worse? Let's talk about it.
  2. Luroda

    Consistently Lurking

    TIL huh. Loved the anime, haven't watched any of the live actions, might see this someday depending on the how it will be received.
  3. Viva Sonata Prestigious

    The Japanese live action films are laughable at best. The opening scene of the first film is quite literally Light Yagami going through the school and like, shooting a hoop and waving hi to everyone, and then a girl shows up and comments on such coolness. With Dani California by RCHP in the background.

    They're not worth it.
  4. Luroda

    Consistently Lurking

    Ha! Thank you! Saved me the time. :)
  5. Viva Sonata Prestigious

    Regardless of the obvious controversy surrounding the Americanization of the original content, I believe that there's a good movie with a sufficient level of camp that one can expect from a directing team like Eisner and Wingard.

    And before you comment on the camp, just remember that this is the show where the main antagonist unironically shouts, "I'll take a potato chip... and EAT IT!"
  6. Joel

    Trusted Prestigious

    I know nothing about Death Note but sounds cool and Wingard gets high marks from me, here for it
  7. michael_gatto


    With Wingard, Eisener and Dafoe involved I can't see this being bad. I haven't disliked anything Wingard has done so far (although I haven't seen the new Blair Witch yet) and Dafoe always brings a great presence to anything.
  8. Viva Sonata Prestigious

    The premise is a little campy, but the original anime is very good and worth at least looking into, if not for specific moments of Light killing people with a goddamned notebook.
  9. Luroda

    Consistently Lurking

    Plus Light and L's psychological chess match. I hope they'd be able to translate that well into this adaptation.
  10. Viva Sonata Prestigious

    Agreed, I'm glad they're making those two the focus.
  11. Joel

    Trusted Prestigious

    Campy is a very good thing haha, might check out a book
  12. Viva Sonata Prestigious

  13. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    Yeah, everything I've heard about this sounds awful. There is expected explicit nudity?
  14. Matt

    Living with the land Supporter

    I really love the anime and have no interest in this
  15. aranea

    Trusted Prestigious

    Love the anime, but worried about this
  16. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

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  17. Joel

    Trusted Prestigious

    Looks bonkers, I'm in
  18. Not exactly enthusiastic about this, but definitely curious. I like the talent involved with this.
  19. Joe4th

    Memories are nice, but that's all they are. Prestigious

    Really nervous about this.
  20. devenstonow


    the quality of this strongly depends on how good the shinigami look like
  21. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    I like Wingard (even though I still haven't seen Blair Witch and don't hear great things) so I'll check it out at least. Not particularly excited or anything but I do think he could have an interesting take on the material.
  22. Henry

    Moderator Moderator

    I was reading Death Note recently and thought to myself, "This shit could use more sexual tension!"
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  23. So, is this subject to the same white-washing criticism as Ghost in the Shell? They already made a live-action adaptation of Death Note with a Japanese cast. I'm just wondering what general thoughts are.
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  24. Barresi

    Spooky Space Kook Supporter

    I love Wingard and Death Note, so I really hope this works. The teaser looked pretty sweet.
  25. BirdPerson

    fuck tammy! Prestigious

    Not at all familiar with the source material, but I do like Adam Wingard.