NewsStranger Things creators (Duffer Brothers) are working on Death Note live-action series

    Stranger Things creators (Duffer Brothers) are working on Death Note live-action series

    The decision of the Duffer Brothers to consider Death Note live-action was a piece of shocking news. Similar to Star Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris, and Richa Moorjani joining ‘Fargo’ Season 5 left fans speechless.

    According to Deadline, Netflix has partnered with Upside Down Pictures, the production firm run by Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer, to produce a new live-action Death Note version. The new version will have nothing to do with Netflix’s notorious 2017 adaptation.

    Information about Death Note

    For those of you who don’t know about Death Note, here is its brief premise. Death Note is one of the top-rated manga and anime series written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The plot revolves around the antagonist, Light Yagami, who finds a strange notebook known as the “Death Note”.

    This book provides the user with the superhuman ability to kill anybody whose name is inscribed on its pages. The story revolves around Light’s attempts to utilize the Death Note to carry out a worldwide killing of those he considers immoral. He aims to establish a crime-free society under the name Kira (God in Japanese). Other notable characters include Detective L, Ryuk, Misa, and others.

    Will the Duffer Brothers offer a better adaptation?

    Considering their choice, it is evident that they like to work with imaginative, sci-fi fiction. It may give them a lot of creative liberty. Their move to take on Death Note and other projects like series created by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, the creators of Netflix’s Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and a series based on Stephen King and Peter Straub’s 1984 novel The Talisman, shows their passion for taking on challenging and compelling shows.

    The Duffers stated that they want to tell stories that inspired them as children and said:

    “Stories that take place at that beautiful crossroads where the ordinary meets the extraordinary, where big spectacle co-exists with intimate character work, where heart wins out over cynicism.”

    Duffers brothers (Ross and Matt Duffer)
    Duffers brothers (Ross and Matt Duffer)

    Duffer Brother has said to start working on Death Note after a few weeks break from Stranger Things Season 4. According to this, it is speculated that it will start its production near the end of this year. The cast, crew, release date, and other information are yet to be revealed so stay tuned for that.

    Concerns about the Death Note Live-action

    With the Duffer brothers declaring their desire to revisit Death Note after such a half-hearted try in 2017, there were some mixed opinions.

    Some are not as bothered. They believe that the Duffer Brothers will handle Death Note live-action just as amazingly as they did with stranger things. I agree that that is a huge comfort knowing their talent and approach so no questions asked on that.

    Still, some fans believe that this franchise should be left alone as the previous live actions were far from good. There really isn’t any need to take a Japanese work of fiction and give it a Western adaptation.

    This could be a remark as it is Japanese fiction and based around that type of community but you can’t argue the fact that it can be marginalized. The negative response may be from the trauma. We can hope the Duffer brothers taking Death Note live-action is a good idea.

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    Izna Anjum
    Izna Anjum
    Izna is an avid reader, gamer and anime-lover who likes to express thoughts through words. She has years of experience playing single-player games and writing guides about them. In Retrology, she has been a professional gaming guides writer for 1+ year. She is currently playing Hogwarts Legacy and Valorant.
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