Netflix announced via their official Twitter account that following the huge success of Stranger Things season 4, the creators of the series, Matt and Ross Duffer have formed a new production company called Upside Down Pictures. The new company will produce film and TV projects for Netflix. Among the many projects that are currently in development, Tsugumi Ohba’s Death Note is getting a new live action adaptation.
Death Note has already received a live action film adaptation by Netflix in 2017. Keep in mind that the first live action adaptation was not well received by fans. Now that the Stranger Things creators will be producing the series, fans are hopeful that the series will be much better than its predecessor. The new live action adaptation will not be a sequel to the 2017’s live action film.
Death Note tells the story of a brilliant student, Light Yagami who one day gets a hold of a mysterious notebook which lets him kill anyone after writing the real name of the person in the notebook. Light Yagami uses this new godly power to cleanse the world from criminal and anyone who will stand in his way to achieve his goals.
Duffer brother’s new company, Upside Down will also be adapting Stephen King and Peter Straub‘s 1984 novel The Talisman, a horror novel whose theme is quite similar to Stranger Things. The series revolves around a boy who moves between his own world and another world called ‘The Territories’, in order to obtain an artifact which can save his mother’s life. While talking to Deadline, Matt Duffer revealed that this new series will have more fantasy, more sci-fi than Stranger Things.
Death Note anime series is based on the manga of the same name, written by Tsugumi Ohba and drawn by Takeshi Obata. The series began publication in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in December 2003, and ended the publication in May 2006. Studio Madhouse picked up the manga for an anime adaptation, which aired in 2006, having a total of 37 episodes.
After finishing the Death Note manga series, the duo of Tsugumi Ohba, and Takeshi Obata started working on their new series titled “Platinum End’. It was serialized in Shueihsa’s Jump Square magazine from 2015 to 2021. Platinum End also got an anime adaptation by studio Signal MD, which aired from Oct 2021 to March 2022.
Source: Netflix Official Twitter