I have known of the horror manga Death Note for a while now, but only recently have I started watching the show on Netflix. Since I watch most of my Netflix queue at work on my tablet, I need to have what I’m watching in English or dubbed in English. There were movies that made it to theaters briefly in the states with the original English actors, but I never made it to the theater to watch them.
When the idea of an Americanized Death Note film was brought up, Shane Black was up to be the director. Unfortunately, like what happens to some movies, the movie got pushed back then pushed to the side. Shane Black eventually was taken off the movie as the director and now THR is reporting that Adam Wingard is going to direct the movie. From what I read Wingard has directed horrow shows and movies in the past, but because I don’t watch scary movies I have no idea how they were.
Death Note may actually be something I would watch. There’s nothing scary about the manga that would translate into a horror film on screen. The Shinigami Ryuk that accompanies the main characters Light seems more funny than scary. I just want to see who plays L and Miss Amane.