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BIG BUDGET: American Adaption of Japanese Manga DEATH NOTE With Nat Wolff to Film in Vancouver This Summer

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Netflix’s big-budget American adaption of the popular Japanese manga Death Note is filming in metro Vancouver this summer. Anime series Death Note, written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, is about a young student Light who finds a supernatural notebook abandoned by a God (Shinigami Ryuk) that allows him to kill people by writing their names in it. Light decides to use it as a force of good by compiling a list of evil people and so he becomes known as Kira, the Japanese word for Killer. A famous model Misa Amane seeks him out and becomes the second Kira to create a world “cleansed of evil”. A detective known as L tries to stop them.
Death Note cosplay at Vancouver Anime Evolution 2010.
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Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) is Light and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) is American version of Misa now called Mia Sutton.
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Nat Wolff. Image: The Fault In Our Stars.
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Margaret Qualley. Image: The Leftovers.
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Is this Hollywood whitewashing Asians?

Adam Wingard will direct, based on a script written by Jeremy Slater.
Death Note is expected to film in metro Vancouver from June 29th to August 30th (dates subject to change), according to the Directors Guild of Canada – BC Production List.

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