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The Netflix Death Note series just got even more awesome – and probably gory too

September 19th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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We’ve known for quite a while that Netflix were bringing us a Death Note movie (here) but we’ve had very little information apart from Willem DaFoe voicing Ryuk (here) – that’s the guy with the batwings above by the way.

Now Adam Wingard, director of Blair Witch (see our review here), has been talking about the movie, which he’s directing, and what to expect from it: “We can do whatever we want. That was the cool thing about it, because it’s an anime film. So, technically, it’s a cartoon that you’re bring to life. To me, the thing about anime is that it’s so adult-oriented. I remember going to Suncoast growing up and you see Akira there with the little “Not for Kids” sticker on it. That always made an impact on me.”

He continues: “So, doing my first live-action anime thing, to me it was important that you have those adult themes. So, it’s got nudity, it’s got swearing, it’s got a ton of violence. Jason Eisener, who did Hobo with a Shotgun. I brought him on – I’m good friends with him – as second-unit director. There’s basically like three good Jason Eisner short films in there and they’re all very gory. I was able to just turn him loose sometime, and just do some crazy stuff.”

Wait, the guy behind Hobo With A Shotgun is working on this?! Well that’s sold us (like we weren’t already!).

What about you guys? Does a no holes-barred Death Note sound like just the ticket? Let us know…

Source: Collider

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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