Anime is an interesting thing. In America it started out as very hard to find, but as the years pass anime has become more known and popular in the United States. Now all you have to do is turn on Netflix and you can find things like Fairytale and Ouran Highschool Host Club and what we’re talking about today, Death Note. Death Note has been made and remade in several different mediums in its native country of Japan, and now it’s coming to the US because we need our own version I guess. For those of you unfamiliar with the amazing property let me fill you in. A teen named Light finds this book that give him the ability to kill a person by writing his or her name in the book. This causes him to think that he is supposed to use this book to purge the world of criminals and evil, which at first seems like a noble quest but as we all know absolute power corrupts absolutely. So Light starts killing under the name Kira and a detective working for the American government known as “L” goes off to hunt down Kira and stop his murder spree.
The movie is set to start filming this Summer and information on the cast is slowly trickling in. First we learned that Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) had been cast as the main character Light and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) was cast as his biggest fan/sort of sidekick Misa Amane. And now we’re learning of another to join the Death Note cast. Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton) has been cast in an unknown role, but there aren’t that many main roles in the original Death Note story. For all we know this could be our L. But then again this could be a completely original character or some more minor character. Only time will tell.
As for the story in general, it will be interesting to see how it changes. Considering all the American actors being hired, I doubt it will be set in Japan. And if it’s set in the US the story will have to be a different. Just watch the anime to see what I mean. It’s worth it, trust me.
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Death Note does not have a release date just yet, but it’s set to start filming this Summer.