The Death Note manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, which will be adapted into a live-action Netflix series, has engaged Halia Abdel-Meguid (Miss Annity, The Devil in the White City) as a writer and executive producer, according to the entertainment news website Deadline. Abdel-Meguid is described as Deadline as a “longtime admirer” of Death Note, a fluent Japanese speaker, and a former resident of Tokyo.
The Duffer Brothers, who created Stranger Things, are now producing the program at their brand-new Upside Down production facility. The Talisman by Stephen King and Peter Straub is being adapted by the studio with the help of Abdel-writing Meguid’s expertise. From Netflix’s last live-action Death Note movie, the upcoming Death Note series will be a “fresh approach” (pictured right).
In August 2017, the live-action Death Note movie, directed by Adam Wingard, was made available on Netflix. Nat Wolff plays Light Turner, Keith Stanfield plays L, Margaret Qualley plays Mia Sutton, Willem Dafoe plays Ryuk’s voice, Paul Nakauchi plays Watari, and Shea Whigham plays James Turner in the film.
Teenager Light Yagami discovers a notebook that allows him to kill people by writing their names in the original supernatural thriller manga by Ohba and Obata, which ran from 2003 to 2006. A cat-and-mouse game between the authorities and one eccentrically gifted investigator ensues as he launches his self-anointed war against the world’s crooks.
In 2006–2007, a 37–episode television anime series was based on the manga.
The manga’s plot served as the inspiration for the live-action Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name movies, both of which had their Japanese premieres in 2006 but with substantial modifications to the manga’s conclusion. Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken’ichi Matsuyama, Erika Toda, and Shidou Nakamura provided the voices of Light, L, Misa Amane, and Ryuk, respectively, in these movies. The movies were both released on home video with an English dub by Viz Media in 2008 after being exhibited in American theaters.
L Transform the World, a spinoff live-action movie, premiered in Japan in 2008.
November 2016 saw the release of the live-action Death Note: Light up the NEW World movie. New people battle for control of six Death Notes on Earth in the tale, which takes place 10 years after the events of the previous work.