Death Note 2016 to Release This Fall
Death Note 2016 is the next live-action adaptation to the manga series released by Viz Media. The film serves as a continuation, a third installment to the 2006 releases; “Death Note” and “Death Note: Last Name”. Introduced in this latest release are an updated storyline and new characters.
“Death Note 2016” will have a modernized storyline. The lurking present day threat of cyber-crimes will integrate within the supernatural theme. “Death Note 2016” will feature plot elements not explored in the previous film installments. Presented within the manga and anime mediums is the concept of six Death Notes existing in the world. Demonic entities called Shinigami oversee the handling of each book by its human host. Tying the film with the manga and anime is an effort to gain approval from the franchise fan base.
The following is a brief summary to the “Death Note” plot:
High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal’s name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be.
VIZ Manga digital magazine platform: Shueisha Weekly Shonene Jump revealed the film’s cast members back in February 2016. Sōsuke Ikematsu will portray the role of Ryūzaki. The character Ryūzaki is the successor to the eccentric detective named, L. Masahiro Higashide will portray investigator Tsukuru Mishima. The character Tsukuru Mishima is driven by the goal of capturing the Death Notes. Masaki Suda will portray a cyber terrorist named, Yūgi Shion. Directing “Death Note 2016” will be Shinsuke Sato. These actors may not sound familiar mainstream American audiences. Yet, these names may resonate with hardcore manga, anime and fan base.
A planned theatrical release for “Death Note 2016” is set for September 2016. Whether an English dubbed version will release is yet uncertain. Warner Brothers serves as the production company for this Japanese based release.
In related news: of an Americanized adaptation to “Death Note” by Warner Bros. circulated in late 2015. The news at the time had Jeremy Slater penning the script with Shane Black directing. Actor Nat Wolff was in negotiations to portray the protagonist, Light Yagami. Yet, further developments on this project has yet to be released.
For Further information on “Death Note 2016” visit the official website. Be aware the website is in Japanese and the English translation is horrendous.