Released in 2017 on Netflix, the live action film Death Note, based on the eponymous manga, had been crushed by fans of the original work. Despite this disenchantment, the sequel to the film is still in development and there is good news. Well, maybe.
Death Note: Netflix’s bogus good idea
In 2017, Netflix decides to adapt the cult manga Death Note in live action film. A priori, the idea is interesting the base material of Tsugumi Ōba and Takeshi Obata is so dense. Unfortunately, the film directed by Adam Wingard is a complete failure. Critics and opinions of spectators are murderous and rightly so. The essence of the original manga has been completely diluted in a tasteless thriller, worn by uninteresting characters.
The Light Yagami / L duel, which was the cornerstone of the manga, is completely relegated to the background, to make way for tasteless love character with Mia. In short, nothing was to be saved in this live action Death Note, if not in a pinch the character of Ryuk, who was doing a little well.
Faced with this complete failure, fans of the manga violently attack to director Adam Wingard. The latter even receives death threats on social networks and decides to leave Twitter.
Despite the very bad feedback the film received, Netflix still decided to start a sequel. And it would still seem relevant.
The fans heard?
Masi Oka, actor and producer of the first film, recently spoke with Screen Rant about this sequel. He said the film is still relevant today, and that they are aware of the problems with the first film.
All I can say is that it’s still in development (…) we are listening to the fans, and I hope they will be happy this time around with the direction we are taking.
You will understand, the team of Death Note seems not to want to reproduce the same mistakes than on the first film. And she says she listens to the fans. Although, honestly, the best thing you can do to keep them happy is maybe not to do it right away.
Especially that the anime Death Note released in 2006 is excellent.