Production Begins for the Netflix Original Film Death Note. Production has officially begun for the live-action adaptation of the manga and anime series Death Note, which is set to premiere on Netflix by 2017. Director Adam Wingard will begin shooting the film in Canada.
According to Collider, Netflix made the announcement that principal photography has already started for the feature film. Talking about shooting for the film, the director expressed his excitement on working in the project. “I am honored to be working with this great cast and I look forward to bringing Tsugumi and Takeshi’s unique story to a global audience,” said Wingard.
“Our vision for Death Note has always been to bring this captivating story to the screen for its longtime manga fans and to introduce the world to this dark and mysterious masterpiece. The talent and diversity represented in our cast, writing, and producing teams reflect our belief in staying true to the story’s concept of moral relevance — a universal theme that knows no racial boundaries,” explained producers Roy Lee and Dan Lin. They are producing the film along with Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka.
The film stars Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, Keith Stanfield as L, Paul Nakauchi as Watari, and Shea Wingham as James Turner. There are some notable changes to the characters’ names here but they will be playing the same roles from the source material. It’s a good cast so far, but it remains to be seen as to how the film will handle the appearance of the supernatural being known as Ryuk who is the original owner of the Death Note.
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