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‘Death Note’ remake not… dead

13 January 2011 11:06 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Deadline are reporting that the looooong-gestating American remake of one of this decades biggest manga properties – Death Note – may be finally making a move towards the big screen.

Written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, Death Note was originally published in Japan and later collected in 12 trade paperbacks that have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. The protagonist, Light, is a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous FBI criminal profiler known only by the alias L.

Warner Bros. originally hired Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (Everything For a Reason) to pen a script, however it’s now being reported that Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, the writers behind the forthcoming Doc Savage movie, »

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