While Netflix already tried adapting Death Note by writer Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata in 2017, the service intends to make another attempt with the assistance of the Duffer Brothers.
Following the successful release of Stranger Things 4/Stranger Things 4 , Netflix announced that Matt and Ross Duffer have renewed their multi-project development contract for the platform and formed Upside Down Pictures, a new production company named after the dimension behind their science. – a fantastic opus. In a public statement about Upside Down Pictures, the Duffers revealed that producer Hilary Leavitt (Black Orphan, Ozark) has been appointed head of the studio and expressed confidence in her ability to succeed.
According to the Duffer Brothers, their goal with Upside Down Pictures is to tell stories that illuminate them as young moviegoers — “stories that take place at that beautiful crossroads where the ordinary meets the extraordinary, where the grand spectacle coexists with the intimate work of the characters.” where the heart wins over cynicism. To this end, Upside Down plans to release a number of new series with a narrative framework similar to Stranger Things.
In addition to the Stranger Things spin-off, Upside Down Pictures is also working on an unnamed original series created by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance). Upside Down Pictures is also adapting existing projects, including Curtis Gwynn’s Stephen King film and Peter Straub’s The Talisman.
Netflix has yet to reveal any details about Upside Down Pictures’ new Death Note adaptation.
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Source: The Verge