Tokyo — Warner Japan and Nippon TV network are producing a new feature in their internationally popular “Death Note
” franchise, Japanese media sources have reported.
With the working title “Death Note 2016,” the film will update the original 2006 film pair, in which a genius college student (Tatsuya Fujiwara
) discovers a mysterious notebook that enables its possessor to deal death by writing the victim’s name on its pages. When the student, Light Yagami, goes on a killing spree, a reclusive private detective known only L (Kenichi Matsuyama) takes up the case.
The producers have not detailed the story of the new film, though it will involve six notebooks, six rules regarding their use and world-wide cyber-terror.
They have also not yet announced who will be cast as Light Yagami and L in their new incarnations, though the director will be Shinsuke Sato
, whose credits include the 2011 hit “Gantz
” fantasy/action duology.