Death Note U.S Hollywood adaption.....Wooooo!
This my friends, is the turning point for anime to live action adaptions. I was glad when I heard about Cowboy Bebop, with its great mix of story and action getting the Hollywood treatment, but Death Note is the one I've been waiting for. Why is that?
Well, while it might not be everyone's cup of tea, Death Note is the kind of well written, thought provoking manga material that is perfect for the big screen. I don't know if they can really cover everything the tv series does in one film though, which might mean the possibility of more than one film (a trilogy would be better).
I'm glad to see some better choices being made in the selction process too, especially after that Dragonball debacle. Perhaps some of them might actually pay more attention to the source material this time, and get it right enough so we can all enjoy it. On top of that, some new anime/manga fans might be born from it.
What I really hope, is that they keep Ryuk and don't go with a western grim reaper thing. That would be too easy and detract from the death god concept. The Grim Reaper digs too much into western mythology and what we already know. It would be nice for them to keep the eastern angle of the book.
I'm just buying the anime series dvd, as I feel its one to own and share with anime and manga doubters. Have to fiish the manga too.
I have high hopes for Death Note. Anyway, your thoughts please.