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.
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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 17 mins) When "L" is chasing Light Turner through the diner, he jumps up and runs along the counter. One can clearly see "L" slips and is about to fall on his butt; however, it switches to a different camera angle and he has not fallen but is still running. See more
Rule 28: Each death must be physically possible. So no shark attacks while someone's on the toilet, as much as I love that idea.
The closing credits are written in the same style as the Death Note instructions. See more
Version of Death Note
Written by Garry Beers
(as Garry William Beers), Andrew Farriss
(as Andrew Charles Farriss), Jon Farriss
(as Jonathan James Farriss), Michael Hutchence
(as Michael Kelland Hutchence), Kirk Pengilly
, Tim Farriss
(as Timothy William Farriss)
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