Death Note

The Netflix adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba (Writer) and Takeshi Obata‘s (Illustrator) incredibly popular manga Death Note continues amist the white washing controversy with a second trailer that explores more of the series plot and characters. Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) heads up the series that stars Nat Wolfe as Light Turner and William Dafoe as the Death God Ryuk. Check it out below.
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The live action Death Note directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch) and starring Nat Wolf (The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner who finds the supernatural Death Note Notebook. Write someone’s name inside and they… die. Turner decides to use the book to kill bad guys while the shinigami Ryuk voiced by William Dafoe watches. Check out the first trailer below. (more…)

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Warner Bros. is certainly in a tight spot. After Batman V Superman’s massive second weekend drop, the company is pretty much scrambling to reassure their financial success. Recent rumors suggest that Warner Bros.’ knee-jerk reaction to this was to focus all of their resources on their tentpole franchises, abandoning their smaller-scale and original releases. Of course, house favorites like Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, and Ben Affleck will still make movies for them, but smaller films like Midnight Special may be denied by WB in the near future. One of the biggest alleged casualties from WB’s restructuring is the live action adaptation of Death Note, which was recently dropped by the company. Fortunately, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and there is still hope for the film.

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Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns) is reported to be in final talks to take on the lead role in Warner Bros. live action adaptation of Death Note directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, V/H/S). Death Note has been in development for a number of years over at Warner Bros., Shane Black was once set to direct back in 2011 until other scheduling conflicts forced him to drop out.

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Horror fans will be excited to learn that Adam Wingard, the man behind splatter-fests You’re Next and The Guest, will be directing a live-action adaptation of the popular anime/manga series Death Note. This will be a fully-American feature produced by Warner Bros., in English, and hopefully the source material won’t be gutted for the mainstream audience.

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Though the viability of the project remains in question for some of us, the Japanese anime Death Note is getting its very own American live-action adaptation. Hurrah for innovation! Oh wait, this is what they’ve been doing to everything, isn’t it? Okay, so it may not be a new idea, but we shall see it regardless. And while Shane Black was previously in the director’s chair, it now appears as if Gus Van Sant is going to be taking the reins instead. (more…)

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In a move to fight against the pirates, no not the Straw Hat Pirates but the internet manga piracy, Viz has officially launched the Viz Media App on iTunes. The app allows iPad users the ability to purchase and download manga for their viewing pleasure.

Right now, there are the six available titles: Dragon Ball, Bakuman, Death Note, Bleach, Naruto and One Piece. Each volume will cost $4.99 (compare to the $7.99-$9.99 of the physical copy) and for a limited time, the first volume of Death Note is free, which is freakin’ awesome. As of now, the app is only available for the iPad and Viz has said “more to come” when asked about other device.

During the summer, American and Japanese publishers has teamed up in an effort to shut down many manga scanlation sites (such as onemanga) but was not offering any real legal ways to download/view manga for the U.S. audience. Some Japanese publishers has tried the download to own but many has shun it due to mostly the paying options.

While I have switched to the official anime simulcast instead of pirated streams and websites, I am still guilty when it comes to the manga and would totally support this if I had some device that would allow me to use this, especially if it releases the recent chapters that just came out in Japan. What do y’all think of this app? Is this the right path for Viz to fight against piracy or will this be a failed effort?

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

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Once again, it’s a Tuesday and while some people are already back in school, some of you still have the free time to watch some stuff and DVD Tuesday is here to help you out on your decision. As always, we here at NerdBastards list what was released and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got a full list as we have the Old is New, TV Show DVD (Yes, LOST season 6 comes out today), Anime Pick (which is a bit modify this week), and the LOL/WTF Release (It’s a porn parody). So what are you waiting for, check after the jump to see what came out and see if there is something you want (other than LOST). (more…)

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Yeah…so this happened. While I may like Yahh Trick (yeah, the censored version), I really don’t care for Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em since his music doesn’t do much for me. Well, Soulja recently release this track, titled Anime, and like the title of this post says…I died a little inside. Seriously, I felt like my life force was slowly draining away from me while listening to the 3 minutes of this… thing (I can’t even call it song).

Folks, if you do listen to this, you’ll notice that all the anime he says has aired on Toonami/Adult Swim. Y’all know, shows like Dragon Ball Z, Inuyasha, Death Note, and even Case Closed. He also goes on saying how his like Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Piccolo, and shooting fire balls like Trunks (Nerd Rage: They are KI BLASTS!! NOT Fire balls!). Also, something about Pikachu and diamonds.

So what do y’all think? You think this is a next hit waiting to happen or is this just utter shit (sorry about the language but that’s how I feel about this). Tell us by commenting after the jump.

Source: Topless Robot