The popular manga turned live action series and movie, Death Note anime, is getting a remake this 2017 in Netflix and this time, it promises more violence, gore, and nudity.
The 12-volume, 108-chapter manga, Death Note was written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The manga was first published in 2003. Since then, it has gained popularity for its gory and dark story about high school student, Light Yagami, who discovered a notebook that grants the owner a power to kill anyone by simply writing that person’s name. Light uses the notebook to rid the world of injustices all while struggling to stay hidden from a detective named L who is determined to track him down.
Since its inception, the manga has had several adaptations from a Death Note anime series running from 2006- 2007, a novel published, video games and three live-action films released on 2006 and 2008.
Death Note has successfully established its own fan base and is also one of the most popular inspirations by cosplayers. The iconic notebook has also been sold as merchandise to fans everywhere.
Netflix Death Note Anime Remake
In an interview with Collider, Blair Witch director, Adam Wingard also confirmed that fans can expect another remake of the manga series as a Death Note anime is in the works. Wingard’s remake that promises more mature content will be playing on Netflix by next year.
The director is known in the American independent film movement. Some saying his gripping horror films are arguably some of the best in this decade. Wingard has directed films such as You’re Next in 2013 and The Guest in 2014. The newest addition to his works is the highly anticipated remake of the 1999 horror movie legend, Blair Witch.
Wingard compares Blair Witch 2016 to the Death Note anime remake in 2017. According to the director, Blair Witch is a more mainstream movie while the anime series is more like his film The Guest.
Death Note Anime: Expect Nudity and Violence!
He also shares that the anime will be full of mature content and viewers can expect nudity, violence, and gore. “Doing my first live-action anime thing, to me it was important that you have those adult themes. So, it’s got nudity, it’s got swearing, it’s got a ton of violence,” said Wingard.
He will also be working with Canadian screenwriter, director, and editor Jason Eisener. He is well-known for his works Hobo With a Shotgun, Grindhouse and The ABCs of Death.
“There’s basically like three good Jason Eisner short films in there and they’re all very gory. I was able to just turn him loose sometime, and just do some crazy stuff,” Wingard exclaimed about Eisener.
With the artistic style and tandem of the horror movie geniuses, Death Note anime is undoubtedly going to be a hit.
Watch out for Death Note on Netflix in 2017.