While Jeremy Slater (‘Fantastic Four’,’The Lazarus Effect’) didn’t write the final script for Netflix‘s ‘Death Note‘ he did handle one of the drafts and makes an interesting comparison to the 1995 classic ‘Heat’. This is probably the strangest description I have seen based off the source material but in a way it really does make sense. Hopefully director Adam Wingard (‘Blair Witch’) wouldn’t be tackling something that would be too different from the original masterpiece. With Wingard having recently said that “it’s got nudity, it’s got swearing, it’s got a ton of violence” you do get the idea that they are probably on the right track.
Of course, after Slater left who knows how Kyle Killen (‘Lone Star’,’Awake’) will be changing things around.
When talking about the film in a recent interview, Slater says:
“I think it’s going to be really special, not only because Adam Wingard is such a fabulously talented director, but I think we really found a cool, fun approach to Death Note where we narrowed in on what it is.
It’s the movie Heat, except with teenagers, and one of those teenagers has superpowers. It’s much darker, much funnier, and much more exciting than I think people are anticipating.”
One of my good friends turned me onto the Manga years back and when you think about it, in ‘Heat’ we saw Robert De Niro as a master criminal who was trying to avoid Al Pacino as a detective that was working to catch him. In ‘Death Note,’ there’s a detective who is trying to stop the owner of the ‘Death Note’ from killing. It wouldn’t have been the first film thing to jump to mind here but it really can make sense depending on how the film plays out.
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Source: Screen Rant
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