Back in 2017, Netflix and You’re Next and The Guest director Adam Wingard gave us a messy live-action adaptation of Death Note featuring Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, and Willem Dafoe.
The film was released back on August 25, 2017, and received mixed reviews (to put it nicely). Death Note 2 is currently in the works, with Mortal Kombat (2020) screenwriter Greg Russo attached to write the screenplay.
Russo tweets: “Appreciate all the check-ins from Death Note fans. Have something very cool in the works for the franchise- can’t talk about it yet but it’s def alive and in good hands.”
Check out his tweet below.
Personally, I’m not sure the world needs another Netflix Death Note flick. I love Wingard but his film was a mess. That said, the ending montage set to Air Supply’s “Power of Love” is one of the great moments of cinema. Yeah, you heard me.
The Netflix adaptation centered on Light Turner / Kira, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that has deadly powers. He can kill anyone he wishes simply by inscribing their name within its pages. Intoxicated with his new power, he begins to eliminate those he deems unworthy of life.
Adam Wingard directed Death Note from a screenplay written by Charles Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, and Jeremy Slater based on Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Roy Lee produced along with Dan Lin, Masi Oka, Jason Hoffs, and Ted Sarandos. It starred Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Paul Nakauchi, Jason Liles, and Willem Dafoe. Netflix released the flick back on August 25, 2017.
Check out the trailer below.