What are your thoughts on the live-action Death Note 2? The decisions to turn popular anime into live-action adaptations are always criticized, even before the projects start. That’s because fans know that the details of an anime simply cannot exist in the real world. It’s more than difficult to copy visual material into a screenwriting piece in order to make a live-action version.
The biggest example of this blunder came in the form of the 2017 live-action adaptation of Death Note. Unlike the original manga, the film was based in an American setting. Naturally, fans were upset with this experiment, and the film was discarded immediately. It’s that time again when Netflix has garnered the courage to pick up this blundered project and revive it from scratch. That’s right, Netflix is planning to make Death Note 2! Let’s see what all is going around this decision.
First Death Note Live-Action Film Was A Disaster!
Netflix has hired writer Greg Russo to handle the job of rewriting the essential changes in the Death Note movie sequel. Well, the new member has been very vocal about his upcoming project. Russo has publicly said that the sequel will draw more content from the source material than the original film. Since the release of its anime series, Death Note has seen a couple of failed movie ventures that never managed to capture the essence of the original.
In 2017, Netflix released its own adaptation of this popular manga, which catered to American audiences. But as expected, it lost the true soul of the show and is only remembered as a lifeless adaptation. A lot was changed from the original manga. An unnecessary teenage drama love story was also included that was highly criticized. The film’s overall theme also became only about the back and forth between the protagonist and antagonist. Whereas, it should have focused on showing the bigger picture of justice like the original show.
A Sequel Closer To The Manga
It looks like Netflix is ready to address all the problems that the first live-action film faced. Writer Greg Russo has said that they have got it all covered this time. Russo also mentions that he is a huge fan of the original manga and thinks that they should stick to the values of the original work. Well, he wasn’t involved in Netflix’s first Death Note. Hence, he has a different vision than the previous content team. Hence, the screenwriter states that he has some great ideas for the sequel. Greg said that he would make sure he and his team sticks close to the source material and make a film as best as possible.
More About Death Note 2: Release Date
Beyond Russo’s statement about the next Death Note, there is only a little information available about this film. It is known that the director of the first film, Adam Wingard, originally planned to make two adaptations of the popular franchise with Netflix. However, it looks like the failure of the first one made Netflix change its plans.
The news of a Death Note live-action sequel has already made the fans upset because they have seen previously other products go down the lane. It’s a huge risk for Netflix in terms of image-building to invest in a project like this. However, now they have announced it, we hope that the streamer does a good job this time. Since the movie has been renewed only recently, it will take at least a year or more to hit the screens. We will update this section when the release date comes out.
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