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Death Note (Finally) Hits Hollywood

Zac Efron MUST BE KIRA. I don't know why this is such a personal campaign for me now.

He WILL Be Kira! He Will!
He WILL Be Kira! He Will!
Word has finally hit the Internets that Warner Bros. is (so far) going ahead with a Death Note live-action flick made in Hollywood-- and no, they haven't announced any casting.

So far the primary names attached to the film are scriptwriters Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, who worked together on the upcoming 2010 film War of the Gods (Vlas also wrote the 2000 film Everything for a Reason and the 1997 film Across the sea).

Roy Lee, producer of such films as 2008's Assassination of a High School President, 2006's The Lake House, and 2002's The Ring, is producing the Death Note Hollywood flicks, along with Doug Davison (same credits, plus co-producer on Death to Smoochy, which gives me a bit of hope) and Brian Witten (2000's Final Destination, 1998's The Wedding Singer, 1997's Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and Spawn).

Okay, guys, it's time once again: give us your casting calls, your wishlists, your “they'd better ______” and “they'd better NOT _______.” Yes, I'm doing what I can to get in touch with whoever possible to be sure I get information as soon as it comes available...but it's 9pm on the west coast, so at best we'll hear more tomorrow, I think.

EDIT: IMDb Pro's page for the film says it's tentatively due for 2010, which seems a bit quick, but groovy.
HeeroYuyon April 30, 2009 at 9:32 p.m.
Ummm Gia, doublecheck your last two paragraphs.
giaon April 30, 2009 at 9:36 p.m.
Heero: fixed, thanks. That's the second time I've had the site crash Firefox when a post was ready to go and had it do something weird like that...>_> But I was in such a rush to get this up XD
lanaswifton April 30, 2009 at 9:42 p.m.
I'm not sure what would be funnier...Zac Efron's fans getting pissed about him playing a sociopath, or Death Note fans getting pissed about him being in the film at all.

Guess we'll find out.
AddictedtoTexton April 30, 2009 at 9:50 p.m.
ohhh he'd be a Great Light!!!
Sigueon April 30, 2009 at 9:51 p.m.
After all this time, Zac Efron is Kira. There is no other option.
Kou_Leifohon April 30, 2009 at 10 p.m.
No.
giaon April 30, 2009 at 10:03 p.m.
No?
lyricaldanichanon April 30, 2009 at 10:19 p.m.
Haha I wonder if Ryuk will still look like Ryuk..

lanaswifton April 30, 2009 at 10:42 p.m.
I wonder if Misa's name will be changed to Lisa.
Kiriskaon April 30, 2009 at 10:45 p.m.
PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE.

D8

There is already a live-action Death Note. Two, in fact. They were great. Please don't ruin it for me. (Still haven't seen L change the WorLd. Not sure if want.)
Sigueon April 30, 2009 at 10:46 p.m.
lanaswift said:
"I wonder if Misa's name will be changed to Lisa."
Well, at least they won't change Light's name to Rick.
lanaswifton April 30, 2009 at 10:48 p.m.
Sigue: True. But Mello will be like, Michael "Mellow" something-or-other and Near will be Neal.
Rathanyon April 30, 2009 at 10:58 p.m.
Zac Efron as Kira would be pure awesome!  
Kou_Leifohon April 30, 2009 at 11:07 p.m.
gia said:
"No?"
I watch animes for the animes. I don't watch them just so I can get a live-action version of them.
lanaswifton April 30, 2009 at 11:15 p.m.
@Kou_Leifoh: Well, no, and I don't read manga just so that they'll get an anime version either. But if I think something interesting is being done with the anime version, I'll check it out.
Kou_Leifohon April 30, 2009 at 11:21 p.m.
lanaswift said:
"@Kou_Leifoh: Well, no, and I don't read manga just so that they'll get an anime version either. But if I think something interesting is being done with the anime version, I'll check it out."
The same art style you see from the manga is apply into the anime.

Look, I don't care for this film, but I don't have a problem for people who do, so I'm just going to ignore it from now on.

Also, I was one of the many people who wanted video games version of some of my favorite animes like DragonBall Z, but Atari ruin it with a bunch of crappy DBZ games.
rageanddoomon May 1, 2009 at 7:50 a.m.





























Zac Efron needs to be Kira. 

Who should direct?

ETA:  I am a Zac Efron fan and I really want him to play a sociopath.  In fact, a lot of Zac fans do. 

yuetheguardianon May 1, 2009 at 8:23 a.m.
We are not the only site with thoughts on zec efron for Kira, check out ANN's thread someone posted the picture. and it blew up from there
Nikoon May 1, 2009 at 8:58 a.m.
Perhaps this is why he isn't in that FMP movie. He has to follow his true calling.
lanaswifton May 1, 2009 at 10:50 a.m.
Yue: the meme originally appeared on 4ch, so it was never a Vice thing anyway
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