[Film] Death Note (American Live Action)

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[Film] Death Note (American Live Action)

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Postby backseatjesus » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:48 pm

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/23029

Good news or bad news depending on which side of the fence you're on. Personally, I think it's kind of a lean towards GOOD.

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Postby Sachi » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:04 pm

I suppose that as long as they don't try to dumb it down for the American audience it can turn out pretty decent.
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Postby TehDonutKing » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:20 pm

Is it wrong that I want Zac Efron to be Light?
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Postby drinian » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:50 pm

I guess I have to watch one of Death Note's incarnations now, so I can have an elitist opinion on the remake.

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:54 pm

I've kept meaning to, but I haven't seen ANYTHING Death Note. No TV series or Asian cult films. It'd be like when I saw The Last Airbender without ever seeing the animated TV show. I just hope I won't be as bored with it as I was then.
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Postby The Bastard King » Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:24 pm

I wouldn't consider the Asian films cult hits by any standard. Hell, they came out before the TV series.
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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:56 am

"Dear God, please have Christopher Nolan give this his treatment instead..."

then again, with that whole "climate of civility" business in question by the chattering class, it may have to go an indie route because of the controversy that would inevitably descend over Warner Bros. if they try and make a major release out of it

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Postby EvangelionFan » Fri Jan 14, 2011 3:28 am

I've never heard of the people that have been given the job of writing this script, and a brief internet search across google, wiki and allmovie yielded no results. I'm all for a U.S. adaptation of Death Note, sadly, this one looks like it'll be a wild card until (or if) it comes out.
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Postby backseatjesus » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:32 am

View Original PostTHE Hal E. Burton 9000 wrote: it may have to go an indie route

I think if it went the indie route, it might have a bigger chance to be good. Hollywood would obviously want to dumb it down.

Now, if only they could get Guillermo del Toro involved...

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Postby Xard » Fri Jan 14, 2011 11:44 am

Those new to DN: read the manga
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Postby Guyver Spawn » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:01 pm

I used to be a big fan of DN until I got bored with the series during the second half of the series. I seen the movies from Shusuke Kaneko (Best know for the Heisei Gamera movies) and I enjoy them.

I hope this will be decent and won't be bad like the most American anime live action films.
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Postby AchtungAffen » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:18 pm

Once this movie comes out I'm already seeing the image macros with the Loughner guy putting the congresswoman name on the Death Note...

...too early??


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Postby shinji_ryoji_89 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:17 am

Shane Black as director? A bit of an odd choice, but if it calls his attention, let him have it. He has earned it.

I think this has a huge chance of being good. I've not read the manga but I greatly enjoyed the anime, but there is still A LOT of room of improvement for it.

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Postby Combs » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:27 am

By god, this'll either be really good or really bad.
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Postby Allemann » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:31 am

View Original PostCombs wrote:By god, this'll either be really good or really bad.


Probably bad.

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Postby shinji_ryoji_89 » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:02 pm

View Original PostAllemann wrote:Probably bad.


Hopefully good.
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Postby Xard » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:48 am

Sort of want

Death Note is actually anime with lots of potential for live action so it COULD work out...

then again...
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Postby Ornette » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:52 am

View Original PostXard wrote:Sort of want

Death Note is actually anime with lots of potential for live action so it COULD work out...

then again...

I thought the Japanese live action movies of Death Note were pretty decent, bad acting and casting aside.

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Postby Xard » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:55 am

View Original PostOrnette wrote:I thought the Japanese live action movies of Death Note were pretty decent, bad acting and casting aside.


I haven't seen them. Excluding crazy apperance of shinigami there shouldn't be anything too hard in SFX department and in hands of great director and screenwriter it really might result in damn good thriller.

One move that would help is if they's change Light from high school age to college age. I can easily bite the whole "Light the high school supergenius" due to general lolanime but it'd be far more harder in live action and I think general audiences would just go "lol"
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Postby Fazmotron » Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:47 am

View Original PostOrnette wrote:I thought the Japanese live action movies of Death Note were pretty decent, bad acting and casting aside.

The ending was a lot better than the anime atleast.
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