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Warner Bros. Drops Death Note, Netflix May Pick It Up


Warner Bros. has dropped their live action movie of the popular Japanese manga and anime series Death Note. The company reportedly gave director Adam Wingard 48 hours to shop the movie to other networks and it’s rumoured that Netflix is close to closing an exclusive streaming deal with Wingard for the movie.

Nat Wolff is currently pegged to star as Light Yagami, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it through the use of a supernatural “deity” name Kira. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only by the alias L. The only other confirmed actress for the show is The Leftovers Margaret Qualley who is slated to portray Misa Amane, who in the manga series was a a young model and TV star with a harrowing past who becomes involved in the Kira case.

TheWrap also indicated that Netflix is looking to cast Keith Stanfield from their upcoming War Machine movie in Death Note as well, however that casting confirmation will have to wait until the deal has been closed with Netflix. Netflix hasn’t responded to requests for comment at this time.

What do you think about Warner Bros. decision to drop Death Note? Are you looking forward to Netflix picking it up? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: TheWrap
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