Hollywood is toying with the idea of taking cult classic anime/manga, Death Note, to the silver screen for the Western version. Death Note has previously received the live action treatment in Japan consisting of two main movies and one sub plot movie focusing more on the sleuth, L.
Shane Black, who recently directed Iron Man 3, was talking to Bleeding Cool recently and he causally brought up the topic of a Hollywood Death Note live action movie.
“Right now I’ve got this thing at Warner Bros. called Death Note that I like a lot. It’s a Japanese Manga that’s very tense and really cool.”
We’ll watch this one with a careful eye and hope that if it is green lit, the people understand the source material and are fans of it.