Death Note Live Action: Hollywood Style

I decided to see if there’s any news about the apparent live action by Hollywood and here’s what  got:

In April 2009, it was announced that WB had acquired the rights to make a live-action version of the manga, and had hired Charley and Vlas Parlapanides to adapt the script. The new film will be based upon the original manga series rather than the existing live-action films.

It’s also in Anime News Network.

I know it’s too late to post this since it’s been 4 months but if there’s people out there like me who don’t know, well, at least there’s another site that will help them know!

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Death Note: The Last Name

Death Note: The Last Name

Death Note: The Last Name

It’s been more than a year since I last saw this film, but it’s still fresh from my memory. I can still remember what happened… But sadly, I couldn’t give a good review because I didn’t pay attention to anything else other than Light’s and L’s scenes.

I just watched it again just now. This time, I can give a better review.

Story wise, I think this is better than the manga or the anime. I prefer the war to be between Kira and L. I hated it when Mello and Near where suddenly in it. I just think that since they started it, they should finish it- and that’s what this film did! Kira died in front of L and even so, L still lost in a way. Aside from the clever and cunning steps Kira and L takes to stop each other, the lines : I too will be happy if you’re not Kira” and such, still makes my heart beat faster. I love how they care about each other and even though they are enemies, there’s still a connection other than that. This is what makes this story-anime, manga, live action all included- not just any typical justice boys story.

The actors, especially Kira’s and L’s, were definitely the best choice to act the parts. Of course Misa is also good, but she lacks acting skills. As for the others, well they don’t really matter for me but when I notice them, they look right, not weird.

Over all even though it’s not that long, the film deserves a 8.5/10 and if ever I said that it deserves less, sue me. As for the first movie, I am confident that I gave it a 9.

I love you Kira and L. See you soon.

Zac Efron is “King of Hollywood Live Actions” in the Making

Zac Efron, for those who don’t know, is one of the hottest guys in Hollywood right now. He starred at High School Musical‘s 3 movies, Hairspray and also 17 Again. And guess what? There are some talks about Death Note Live Action by Hollywood. And here, I found this really cute and funny picture of the Death Note Casts in a High School Musical Poster. Rumors says that Zac Efron expressed an interest on playing Kira. A website called Zac Efron is Kira, posted some really funny pics. BTW, it’s just a joke site.

Anyway, though it’s not confirmed if Zac Efron really wants to be Light my loves, it seems that Death Note Hollywood Live Action is real. This is an excerpt from Wikipedia.

Death Note has been optioned for a live-action Hollywood remake. A 2007 article in The Star (Malaysia) states that more than ten film companies in the United States expressed interest in creating a remake. Vertigo Entertainment is currently set to develop an American Death Note remake. In April 2009, it was announced that WB had acquired the rights to make a live-action version of the manga, and had hired Charley and Vlas Parlapanides to adapt the script. The new film will be based upon the original manga series rather than the existing live-action films.

Hmm… Zac=Kira?! Nuh-uh. Though I admit that Zac Efron is really handsome like Light my loves, he lacks the crazy and psychotic part of Kira. And come on, everybody knows that he doesn’t fit the role! So for the Hollywood producers… please. DON’T DESTROY MY TROY BOLTON IMAGE OF ZAC EFRON.

and ZAC. PLEASE. YOU KNOW THAT IT’S NOT FOR YOU. The STYLE IS FINE. JUST DON’T BE HIM. BTW again, this image is from Keisatsu.

Moving on, Zac Efron seemed to have realized that being Kira is a no-no. But he still wants to be a Cosplayer, so now, he’s making a Full Metal Panic Live Action!

Zac in Full Metal

Zac in Full Metal

But then again, he’s not fit for the role. Sousuke is a tough character. I can’t imagine Zac Efron doing anything than acting in movies with singing, dancing and basketball. So no way. Please, stop it. Just look at this pic. Can you see how different they are?

Zac as Sousuke

Again, it seems that he heard my prayers even before I said it. This is from Wikipedia.

In April 2009, a live action film adaptation was announced by Mandalay Pictures, with Zac Efron rumored to be attached to the project. Efron has since confirmed a meeting took place regarding the project but added that the adaption was not likely to happen.

Hmm… I think I said in one of my posts that I love Live Actions, but PLEASE HOLLYWOOD. FIND YOUR OWN F****ING STORY! Come on! Leave the anime and manga alone! I mean, I’m sure many will agree, Hollywood has a weird way of making movies. And ZAC EFRON IS NOT FIT FOR THOSE ROLES. I’m not saying he’s not a good actor. BUT PLEASE. CAN ANYBODY IMAGINE HIM OTHER THAN DANCING, SINGING AND PLAYING BASKETBALL? I’M SURE NO ONE CAN.

My 10 Favorite Live Actions Ctd: Death Note

Alternative Titles:
Synonyms: Death Note: The First Name; Death Note: The Last Name; Death Note
Japanese: デスノート(Desu Nōto)

 

Other Information:

Genre: Detective fiction, drama, fantasy, mystery, psychological thriller, supernatural
Director: Shūsuke Kaneko
Licensor: VIZ Pictures, Warner Bros.
Run: 126 Minutes; 140 minutes

Cast:

Ken’ichi Matsuyama as L

Tatsuya Fujiwara as Light Yagami

Erika Toda as Misa Amane


Synopsis:

The series is about Yagami Light, a young man who resents the crime and corruption in the world. His life undergoes a drastic change when he discovers a mysterious notebook, known as the “Death Note”, lying on the ground. The Death Note’s instructions claim that if a person’s name is written within it while picturing that person’s face, that person shall die. Light is initially skeptical of the notebook’s authenticity, but after experimenting with it, he realizes that the Death Note is real. After meeting with the previous owner of the Death Note, a shinigami named Ryuk, Light seeks to become “the God of the New World” by passing his judgement on those he deems to be evil or who get in his way.

Soon, the number of inexplicable deaths of reported criminals catches the attention of the National Police Agency and a mysterious detective known only as “L”. L quickly learns that the serial killer, dubbed by the public as “Kira”, is located in Japan. L also concludes that Kira can kill people without laying a finger on them. Light realizes that L will be his greatest nemesis, and a game of psychological cat and mouse between the two begins.

Review:

I was fully introduced to Live Actions by Death Note. Before it became a phenomena in the anime world in the Philippines, I was already hooked into it. My brother brought a DVD home one day and while he’s away on a friend’s party, my sister and I watched it. The subtitles were s small I was literally putting myself in front of the big TV screen. Anyway, it was totally worth it! 

STORY. They made some changes from both anime and manga. I personally like it because that it’s just between L and Kira. No Mello, No Near. Just the two of them. Because Death Note is more exciting with only them fighting each other. 

Score. 9/10. The story of both live actions were able to stand on its own. Without the anime or the manga’s help. When they changed some parts, it really fitted the story and it’s very addictive, Kira and L’s cat and mouse game, I mean. 

CHARACTERS. The actors picked to play the roles are good. I really like Kenichi’s way of portraying L. Tatsuya is also a good Kira. The supporting characters as well, were keeping up with the two.

Score. 8/10

FIlMS. The effects, and the film themselves were fantastic. That’s all I can say. Hands down.

 

I know I didn’t typed much… but I want to assure you that you’ll want to watch them over and over and still get amazed by the happenings

 

OVER ALL 9/10

Live Actions

Anime and Manga have always been the best thing that ever happened to me. I’m not kidding! I’m the way I am now because of my love for anime and manga. Of course, I got hooked to Live Actions as well. I mean, who would pass the chance of seeing your favorite anime character come alive? Not me! Here are some of the many live actions I’d watched:
Death Note
Hana Yori Dango
Gokusen
Honey and Clover
Itazura na Kiss
Lovely Complex
Nodame Cantabile
Prince of Tennis
Goong
Hana-Kimi
Antique Bakery
Detective Conan
Yamado Tarou
Casshern
Kurosagi
Bambino
Kimi wa Petto
Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru or “I love my Younger Sister
Full House
Wolf’s temptation
Mars
I’ll be making this entry more presentable later. Right now, it’s 2 am in NZ so I should sleep.