Death Note USA Movie 2014
Unfortunately the dreaded Hollywood film by Warner Bros has finally been confirmed to be in the making. The cast hasn’t been fully confirmed as of now, but speculations say that Zac Efron will play the role of Light, and Johnny Depp will play the role of L.
However putting that aside, the chances of this movie being a complete and utter flop is massively high. This is from years of experience of viewing other anime and manga being transformed into live action films. A recent example was that of Dragon ball Evolution, which in my opinion and many others was a terrible film.
But hope is not entirely lost, unlike most anime Death Note focuses mainly on a somewhat realistic, and relateable lifestyle, as all characters, bar the Shingami Ryuk are human, and no one except the death note users possess inhuman qualities or powers. Finally the original Death Note focuses on morals and a twisting plot which keeps everyone guessing on what will happen next.
Therefore if the producers can somehow stick to those main qualities, and not alter the story too much, this film will be successful not only with the fans of the series, but also on a global consumer audience. Here is a link that confirms the date of Death Note in 2014 from the site IMDb.
Overall I am looking forward to this movie and how it pans out, but in reality there is pretty much less than 5% chance of the film being done properly after all the modifications done to the script, as well as choosing the right characters for the job.
*edited 30/3/13 to fix up my terrible grammer