Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the rights to turn the highly popular Japanese manga series “Death Note”, created by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, into a live-action film. The studio has hired screenwriters Charley and Vlas Parlapanides to adapt the manga.

The story of “Death Note” follows a high school student who finds a mysterious notebook called a “death note,” infusing him with the power to kill merely by writing anyone’s name on the page while picturing the person in his mind. He is drawn into a mysterious conflict, aided by a supernatural demon and discovering others with their own demon allies and death notes.

The 13-volume manga is a bestseller in Japan, with an animated adaptation and three live-action films, though Variety indicates that the US film will be drawn from the first three manga installments,

Stay tuned to for more “Death Note” news.

By Costa Koutsoutis (Source:

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