Death Note: the Netflix series has found its screenwriter (and it's promising)

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After the movie Death Note released in 2017, Netflix intends to correct the situation with its live-action series and has hired screenwriter Halia Abdel-Meguid.

The attempt to Americanize and condense the manga written by Tsugumi Ōba and drawn by Takeshi Obata was a bold gamble. Unfortunately, Adam Wingard's bad Death Note disappointed. He who presented himself more as a Final Destinationthat a coherent adaptation of its basic material has nevertheless benefited from invested actors. Nevertheless, the production mostly succeeded in removing all the genius from the writing of the initial screenplay, its direction and its characters.

To redeem , Netflix has decided to start from scratch and this time offer a live-action series. If we knew that the creators of Stranger Things will be behind this adaptation of Death Note, we learned that it is a screenwriter named Halia Abdel- Meguid who will be writing… and it promises to be good.

A name that can be associated with the programs Miss Annity and The Devil in the White City, the serial killer series by Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. What's more, the screenwriter speaks fluent Japanese and even lived in Tokyo. What to remove the sap and the atmosphere of the rentals presented in the work. Also, she is a fan of the manga which is always a plus or even an argument (with the exception of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power).

One ​​of the projects developed by Matt and Ross Duffer's production company, the duo behind Stranger Things will also be in charge of adapting The Talisman< /strong> by Stephen King and Peter Straub. If they clearly have ambition, let's pray that they can meet these impressive challenges.

As for the series Death Note, it is possible that the firm with the red N will catch up after the feature film. We hope that she will be able to capture and transcribe the most exhilarating moments from manga and anime. If we can place big expectations, they will be doomed to expand over time since the project is still in its infancy. No release date has been revealed for the moment.

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