Light Turner, a bright student, 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 detective known only by the alias L.
Warner Bros. Pictures
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addressed the whitewashing controversy over the film by explaining that the film is an American take on the Death Note story, stating, "It's one of those things where the harder I tried to stay 100% true to the source material, the more it just kind of fell apart. You're in a different country, you're in a different kind of environment, and you're trying to also summarize a sprawling series into a two-hour-long film. For me, it became about; what do these themes mean to modern day America, and how does that affect how we tell the story." See more
(at around 1h 19 mins) Near the end of the film as Light Turner is running towards the Seattle Great Wheel (or Ferris Wheel as they call it) there are city lights and skyscrapers across the water. The Seattle Great Wheel sits on a pier. From the angle of the shot the camera would be facing out into Puget Sound - and away from the Seattle skyline. See more
[sees James Turner challenge Kira
Now I'm rooting for the guy!
The closing credits features brief clips of outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage. See more
The Power of Love
Written by Mary Susan Applegate
, Wolfgang Detmann
, Gunther Mende
, Jennifer Rush
Performed by Air Supply
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing See more