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START: American Adaption of Japanese Manga DEATH NOTE With Nat Wolff & Margaret Qualley Starts Filming in Vancouver

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Netflix’s big-budget American adaption of Japanese manga Death Note began filming in Vancouver inside the West End’s empty Gabriola Mansion — with the floors covered in dried leaves.

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Gabriela Mansion.

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Written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the Japanese Death Note is about a young student Light who finds a supernatural notebook abandoned by the God of Death 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 young woman seeks him out and becomes the second Kira to create a world “cleansed of evil”. A detective known as L tries to stop them.

Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) is Light Turner and Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) is Mia Sutton in the set-in-Seattle live-action movie.

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

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