Death Note Info from Weekly Shonen Jump issue 8:
- Weekly Shonen Jump issue 8 (1/23) will announce Death Note's live action movie adaptation. There will be two movies: first one on June, second one on October.
- Obata Takeshi Art Book "blank et noir" will be released on May 2. There will be seven extra items such as figure and copied original art. Limited version, DEATH BOX, will be released at same time.
This sounds interesting to me and I can't wait to see them.
Oh yeah, I meant to mention this: Page 94 mentioned that the leading role (Light) is Fujiwara Tatsuya, and there's apparently going to be TWO installments: the first one is in June and the second one is in October.
Don't know much about how Japanese do these movies, but I guess it's going to be kind of like Back to the Future movies (the second & third sequels done simultaeously and then released in the same year.)
LoL, I just realized I called Miso 'Misa' in my last post. Oops.
I think I must've missed Misamisa. I'm really not expecting much from these movies at all, I wish they had gone for the anime version now.
I bet you guys anything, though, that when Death Note becomes more known over in America, Hollywood will jump at a chance to do their own version of the story too. It's a REALLY good premise for a movie, not just a manga.
True, DeathNote follows the 'realism' path, only adding some gods and the note itself, but it's quite easy to make into a movie... the only thing that would pose a problem would be HOW many chapters and what would you punt in the movie.... I assume the two movies together show the story up to chapter 60 or something? As it's the natural start of 'part 2'...