Death Note 2 Coming From Netflix

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by Ben Travis |
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Stock up on apples and ink, because it looks like Netflix is setting things in motion for a sequel to its 2017 live-action Death Note film. The streaming service was behind the western film adaptation of the hugely popular anime series – depicting a notebook which controls death and the bug-eyed Shinigami death god Ryuk who travels with it – from director Adam Wingard, and it seems like it was popular enough to demand a follow-up.

In an article about Netflix’s film output, The Hollywood Reporter{=nofollow} claims that the company is currently in development on Death Note 2 with Greg Russo working on a script. It also states that Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos called the first film a “sizeable” success – though Netflix famously doesn’t reveal it’s streaming figures. Wingard’s adaptation was controversial among fans of the original anime and manga series for changes made to the source material, and received mixed reviews from critics.

At the end of the last film – SPOILER WARNING – Nat Wolff’s Light and Lakeith Stanfield’s L were both still alive, so it remains to be seen whether either would return for the follow-up, or if the titular notebook is destined to end up in someone else’s hands. Either way, here’s hoping Willem Dafoe returns as Ryuk – one of the unqualified successes of Wingard’s film. As for Wingard himself, he’s working on Legendary’s monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong – so chances are he might be too busy to come back.

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