Netflix is creating a sequel to its live-action Dying Note anime/manga film adaptation. The first Loss of life Note movie was directed by horror filmmaker Adam Wingard (of You are Subsequent and The Visitor fame) and premiered on the streaming service almost exactly a year ago, in late August 2017.
Wingard’s Demise Note carries over the fundamental premise of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s unique manga series (in brief: boy genius finds notebook that kills anyone whose name is written in it, makes use of it to homicide criminals and those he deems “evil”), but otherwise Americanizes its characters and setting. The movie didn’t precisely blow critics away upon its debut and was taken to activity for whitewashing its supply material, among different things. Nevertheless, the film clearly attracted a significant number of viewers on Netflix, as now evidenced by the news that a second live-motion Dying Note installment is making its manner down the pipeline.
In a a lot bigger article regarding Netflix’s movie division and their (not completely clear) development strategy, THR reports that a Death Note 2 is actively being written by Greg Russo: the relative newcomer who can be engaged on the script for the creating Resident Evil film reboot. The article would not include any agency knowledge regarding the unique Demise Note film’s reputation on the streaming service, but reveals that Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos referred to the film as being a “sizable” success on an earnings call back in July. Nevertheless, there isn’t any word but on whether or not Wingard will likely be back to direct the sequel or passing the job off to someone else.
Between Dying Note 2 and the Brilliant sequel that David Ayer is engaged on, Netflix has now taken its first steps into the world of film franchises. The corporate may even have tentative plans to expand Six Underneathground – an unique action-thriller that Michael Bay is directing and Ryan Reynolds is headlining – right into a film sequence, within the event that it becomes successful with viewers when it hits the streaming service someday subsequent year. Netflix can also be seriously considering making a sequel to its well-liked rom-com Set It Up and may but follow suit with the YA romantic comedy To All the Boys I’ve Beloved Earlier than (judging by the film’s enthusiastic reception on-line final week, anyway).
The first Loss of life Note movie likewise ended on a note that left the door open for a sequel, as well as (arguably) some clear room for improvement. Its whitewashing critiques aside, Wingard’s film was notably overstuffed with plot and struggled to do justice by its numerous story and character threads, as a result. A followup that slows down and takes more time to develop its themes and ideas would be an improvement proper off the bat. It might even go further and focus on a set of, say, Asian-American characters (as a way of addressing its predecessor’s whitewashing controversy), while still carrying over the primary film’s finest elements (namely, William Dafoe because the Shinigami Ryuk). As at all times, though, finest to wait and see how things play out first, earlier than speculating any further.