The new Death Note live-action film has finally released a poster showing key visuals for the film as well as the title and release date.
This new film will focus on events that have occurred 10 years after the plot of the original manga and anime, with characters who have inherited the legacy of L and Light.
In the new film's story, a highly advanced information society is beset by global cyber-terrorism in 2016. New charismatic figures, who "inherited the DNA" of Light (previously played Tatsuya Fujiwara) and the detective L (Ken'ichi Matsuyama), emerge. The successors of the two geniuses will wage a war over six Death Notes on Earth.
A crucial plot element will be the "Six-Note Rule": Only six Death Notes are allowed to exist at a time in the human world. Of course, the Shinigami (Gods of Death) themselves are limited to the number of Death Notes. Therefore, up to six Shinigami may exist in the human world. This rule existed in the original manga, but previous adaptations in the franchise have not used this rule thus far.
I always get weird when it comes to live-action adaptations of popular anime and manga. I feel like there are just some things that don't transition well from the small animated screen to the large living one. I also don't know much about Japanese actors and actresses, so I can't really attest to the strength of the casting here.
Really, all I can do is hope that it doesn't suck.