Would you use that power for good... or for evil? This question lies at the heart of Death Note, a classic Japanese manga story originally created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata. The Death Note story has been faithfully adapted in multiple formats since first debuting in 2003, from live-action interpretations to an extremely popular anime series. And later this summer, horror master Adam Wingard (The Guest, You're Next) will bring his fresh take on the material to Netflix.
Earlier this year, CinemaBlend flew to Vancouver to watch Wingard and his cast -- including stars Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley -- shoot scenes from Netflix's original thriller Death Note. After that process, where we toured sets and examined props, we broke down Wingard's approach to the story, which he knows is beloved by fans around the globe. The director tells us:
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For us, this felt like an opportunity to take something that was familiar and to do something new with it.