Death Note Creators Pleased with The Netflix Movie Remake

Posted 2017/07/25 0 0

It would appear that the creators of Death Note are big fans of the forthcoming Netflix adaptation.

 

The cast and crew of the Death Note Netflix movie remake were on hand at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 last week to field a few questions regarding the amount of criticism that is already being levied against the new movie. Following a brief remark from the film’s star, producer Masi Oka was quick to cite the fact that Death Note creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata are especially pleased with the new movie, stating:

“The greatest moment for me was going to Japan and showing the film to [creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata], and we had a private screening for them. And when they came out and said, ‘Thank you,’ and ‘We love the film,’ it really just brought a tear to my eye, because I’m an otaku and a geek just like everyone. I grew up on this, so having the senseis be proud of our films makes me proud, and hopefully in turn will make the fans proud of the film as well.“

Actor Nat Wolff also shared this with the audience.

“We’re huge fans of the source material, and we try to honor it as much as possible, but I think we tried to do something original with it.”

Per Netflix’s official synopsis, “‘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.”

Following the controversy that surrounded the release of the likeminded Ghost in the Shell adaptation from earlier this year, Adam Wingard’s forthcoming take on another cult classic Japanese property for American audiences is certain to divide audiences when it finally sees release on Netflix late next month. Featuring a cast of A-list Hollywood talent that includes starring turns from Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Lakeith Stanfield as L, Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, and Willem Dafoe as Ryuk, the Death Note remake will face a bit of an uphill battle when it comes to pleasing its core fan base.

“Death Note” premieres on Netflix August 25.

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