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AMERICAN REMAKE OF DEATH NOTE IN THE WORKS

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ARE YOU EXCITED?
Yes! OMFG yes. Haters to the left
I'll see it but I'll doubt it will be good.
No, not at all. It will suck so hard. Hate to the
I hate Death Note, so idk eitherway.
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HopelessWriter
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7:25 am, May 9 2009
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It'd be great if they get unknowns to play Light and L. I "lol" at the thought of making this Efron kid being Light or L; acting as any character from Death Note would be dreadful, unless of course he's one of the guys that gets killed off in the beginning by Light.

Having him act in Death Note is like having a clown act in a bachelor's party.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure the writers are going to butcher the original story and just keep the idea of a Death Note. I bet they're going to change Light into some geeky kid who wants to get pay back on all the people that messed with him and goes on a homocidal writing spree.

Hopefully the writers are at least decent and try to stick to the original story.



nichrom
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8:19 am, May 9 2009
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Zac Efron as Light?! No way this is going to happen. But it does sounds like Emmy Rossum in the Dragon Ball Movie. Personally, I think Zac's okay for his roles in the High School Musical movies which is supposed to be for primary kids, but not for serious movies like Death Note. I hope it'd be someone who looked handsome & mysterious.

mr. hat and clogs
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7:56 pm, Aug 28 2009
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I am all for Zac Efron as Light! He looks so much like him, that it would be sad if they didn't cast him. As long as they don't cast Ashley Tisdale as Misa, then I'm happy. biggrin

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Quote from mr. hat and clogs
I am all for Zac Efron as Light! He looks so much like him, that it would be sad if they didn't cast him. As long as they don't cast Ashley Tisdale as Misa, then I'm happy. biggrin

I have to agree, though I'm really not a fan of the guy.

tokyo_homi
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2:49 pm, Aug 31 2009
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i cant wait for it
i dont like japanese live movies that much
and i hate there 3d animation effects. how do they have awesome anime, awesome video games but horrible 3-d animation when it comes to movies.
man japan should let america make the cool action movies.
sad to say.

i do like korean movies though.
but real talk i rarely see good japanese movies.


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shoujo22
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4:24 pm, Aug 31 2009
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I'd watch it just because. I'm not a Death Note fan, but I don't hate it either *shrug*. bigrazz

Dr. Love
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1:23 am, Nov 25 2009
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We might be getting spared from Hollywood wrecking this. : x

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1:30 am, Nov 25 2009
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Hmm...
Well, honestly, I'd prefer lesser-known actors if they would fit better. I mean I could see Efron being Light-- but I would prefer someone else. In my mind he has been stereotyped to fit other movies so it would kind of ruin it for me >_>;

Who knows--- it'll probably be mauled either way hahaha xD

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MissRaw
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1:42 am, Nov 25 2009
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I already knew about this. And yes, Zac does look like Light, but than again, there are millions of people in the US, there are bound to be at least one guy who also looks like Light, and who can also act.

ExzyruSxxx
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1:51 am, Nov 25 2009
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If Zac is cast as light, all the high school musical fangirls will flood the anime fandom. And then we're doomed.

xxxillusionxxx
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3:08 am, Nov 25 2009
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As much as I hate Zac, he actually might do a decent job if for whatever reason it went to him. He's been showing some potential as an actor as long as he stays away from the whole style that Disney had him going for. (I love old Disaney movies, but they hire the worst actors now)

And I don't think an American verion would be bad. They've done a good job on some remade movies (has anyone ever seen the original ring? not good). They tend to have better effects in Hollywood than the Japanese equivalent. Hopefully, if it has good writers, a good director, a good cast, and a sufficient budget, this movie will kick ass!

doorknob
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4:04 am, Nov 25 2009
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...seriously. Do we all remember the hashed crap that America jokingly called "Dragonball Evolution?" Or the BS that they tried to pass as "Street Fighter: Chun Li's White Washing and Character Rape?"

American movies are known for two things: Great American based films and making crappy "Hollywood" adaptations of foreign films. CG can only fix so much and, quite frankly, Americans are too expose to GREAT CG in their movie that the rest of the world's CG would be consider crappy! However, given that 90% of American's expected blockbuster films have hundreds of millions of dollars to finance them, whereas the rest of the world's film budget would be lucky to receive ten million dollars, of course the frikk'n CG better damn be top notch?!

Lets face it, American's remake of Death Note will not be anything like the Death Note many of us of have come enjoy. It'll be about a guy name Donald who has a repressed murderous personality call Light, who'll kill the people whom Donald writes down on his personal hit list - ie Donald's Death Note. In the end, Donald realizes that his 2nd personality is evil and some dumb broad will be the reason why Donald turns back to the good side of the force. Because, in America, love for another human being is a good political message to send to the audience. And we can't make a movie without Hollywood injecting it's own political agenda.

That's American's Death Note right there. In theaters in 2011 and will be an epic fail.

phantom5
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5:10 am, Nov 25 2009
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well zac efron might do an okay job. i think he played a murderer on one of the csi shows. im not like him but right im just wait and see what happens.

Karis
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5:30 am, Nov 25 2009
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Yeugh. Remake this, Remake that.

I'd prefer if they created an alternate storyline instead of using the original story for reference. A Death Note can be dropped anywhere in the world, so there is always a good chance for a change of setting, but i don't think the guys remaking this will understand that.

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My answer from last year:

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If Zac Efron's going to be Light, then Ashley Tisdale should be Misa. eek

I still stand by my statement. I don't see anything wrong with Zac, he's a pretty good actor if he pulls away from the whole Disney hoohah~


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