What kind of episode do we record after spending forty-five minutes trying to get our cameras to work and failing? Apparently a fairly normal one, albeit an audio only installment. In this, we discuss the Good Omens casting news, the Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, and Netflix’s atrocious Death Note adaptation. Then we hit the con scene, where we talk about the Avalon Expo organizer disappearing mid-con and how much fun we had at Geek.kon last weekend.
And yes, we address the Nazi cosplayer and a bunch of other stuff.
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We’ve mentioned it a few times before, but unfortunately we have to say it again – there’s still an American live action movie adaptation of Death Note happening over at Netflix. We don’t know why it’s happening, but maybe the god’s have decided that we’ve had it too good all this time.
We’re forced to bring it up again because earlier today the streaming giant tweeted out the first teaser for the film, and it’s pretty much exactly what we expected. So we’re telling you about it. There, job done.
Can’t this all just be over already?
Death Note premieres on Netflix August 25, 2017.
I keep forgetting that this movie is happening. Then things like that happen and I feel like I have to talk about it. So how about the Green Goblin as a death god? Well that’s what you’re getting since Willem Dafoe will be providing the voice of the apple-loving god of death Ryuk, in the upcoming film.
Dafoe has a great voice, so that’s actually pretty exciting. He’s also the biggest name on this cast list so far which also features Straight Outta Compton’s Keith Stanfield and that kid from The Fault in Our Stars.
We’ll see how this movie turns out in 2017.
Did you forget they were working on an American live action remake of Death Note? I totally did. Apparently Adam Wingard is currently attached to direct with Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley already cast in the film. Even though the film was set to go into production pretty soon, Warner Bros decided to stop moving forward on the project.
You see, they’ve been doing a bit of “soul searching” and scaling back their releases after looking at their financials. I’m not saying it has something to do with a film that rhymes with Shmatman Shmersus Shmuperman not meeting its financial goals, but it’s a very likely possibility.
In any case, because the film is so close to moving ahead, Warner Bros decided to let the filmmakers shop it to other studios — and it looks like it very well may have found a home with Netflix.
They’re still negotiating, so this may all end up falling through still. For those of you who really wanted to see an American version of the property though, it’s still looking good.
Via The Wrap
For several years its been rumored that the manga mega-hit Death Note would be getting its own live action American Movie, but after little news since Warner Brothers acquired the rights in 2009 the film finally has a director and it Good Will Hunting’s Gus Van Sant.
Van Sant doesn’t have a perfect track record, (looking at you shot-for-shot Psycho remake.) but his background with solid art house films could mean good things for this movie. Heck, this could be the first live action anime movie with good prospects in…. …ever. Its too bad Death Note hasn’t actually been relevant since 2011, but you can’t win everything.
Via: Anime News Network