Adam Wingard's DEATH NOTE Moves to Netflix

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 08 April 2016

Movie News

Variety has word that Adam Wingard’s upcoming live-action Death Note adaptation has been hander over from Warner Brothers to Netflix.

This news follows yesterday’s reports that the WB is now looking to focus its attention more on its bigger tentpole-esque properties like its DC Comics stuff, its LEGO output, and also Harry Potter and its upcoming spinoff.

Despite moving to Netflix, the already-assembled cast and crew of the film are still on board. Paper Towns’ Nat Wolff will be starring alongside The Leftovers’ Margaret Qualley, with a screenplay in place from Fantastic Four’s Jeremy Slater.

For those unfamiliar with the source material, the official synopsis on the comic books reads:

Light Yagami is a genius high school student who is about to learn about life through a book of death. When a bored shinigami, a God of Death, named Ryuk drops a black notepad called a Death Note, Light receives power over life and death with the stroke of a pen. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil… namely the people he believes to be evil. Should anyone hold such power? The consequences of Light’s actions will set the world ablaze.

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