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…