Netflix’s Death Note Series Will Be A New Take On The IP
Netflix is taking another crack at adapting Takeshi Obata’s ‘Death Note’ into live-action, this time in the long-form medium as Netflix Original Series. As reported by Deadline, Halia Abdel-Meguid has been tapped to write and executive produce the series.
Meguid will be working alongside Stranger Things creators The Duffer Brothers who are producing the Death Note series under their Upside Down Pictures banner as announced back in July.
This will mark Netflix’s second attempt at recapturing the dark magic that enchanted fans when the series first launched in 2003 and again when the anime premiered in 2006. Netflix’s first attempt at adapting Death Note came about in 2017 with a live-action feature slammed by critics and fans alike for its poor adaptation and race-swapping of its lead characters.
This new adaptation, however, will be an entirely new take on the IP. Meguid is also currently working on another Upside Down Pictures production, an adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Strain’s ‘The Talisman’; also worked on Hulu’s ‘The Devil in the White City’.
Halia, a fluent Japanese speaker, having spent time living abroad in Japan, has been open about her longtime affinity for Obata’s ‘Death Note’, both the manga and the now classic anime.
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