Stranger Things Creators Are Trying to Adapt Death Note For Netflix Again
It’s impossible to create the most popular streaming show without having more chances to do it again. Stranger Things is growing in popularity, with Season 4 Volume 1 achieving 7.2 billion minutes of viewership within a week. This weekend, Season 4 Volume 2 was released. It’s possible that the final two episodes will break the record.
Ross and Matt Duffer, also known as the Duffer Brothers by many, decided to continue their success. Upside Down Pictures was formed by Ross and Matt Duffer to produce more Netflix projects. According to reporting, Upside Down Pictures has a few projects in development, although they need to finish the final season of Stranger Things.
Another crack at death note is the first of these projects. Tsugumi Okba wrote the manga and Takeshi Obata illustrated it. It was about Light, a young man who discovers a notebook that can kill anyone whose name it contains. The manga focused on Light’s growing paranoia and his cat-and-mouse game with L, a secretive detective.
After the success of Godzilla vs. Kong, Netflix produced a live-action movie adaptation. It was directed by Adam Wingard. The final product was not great despite some good casting choices (Willem Dafoe playing the Shinigami Ryuk, and LaKeith Stanfield as the detective L). The manga and anime received mixed reviews from critics and the audience had negative reviews.
Netflix apparently liked the adaptation and is open to a second attempt with the Duffer Brothers. The live-action series will adapt the story in a completely new way. Casting and other personnel were not announced.