News: Warner Bros. likely R-rated Death Note expected to begin filming this year

The entertainment news site Collider recently spoke to Roy Lee, the producer of Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of the tragic thriller Death Note, who gave them a few juicy hints towards the status and content of the movie. Saying he was “fairly confident” that the film will begin production this year, he elaborated that director Adam Wingard “is currently waiting for us to officially greenlight the movie, but we have a cast in place.”

The first cast addition was reported last September, with Nat Wolff of Paper Towns expected to play the male lead, and The Leftovers Margaret Qualley was later tipped as the also-unnamed female lead. With a script prepared by Fantastic Four’s Jeremy Slater, Lee was resolute in his claim that the production is for an adult audience, giving it “zero chance” to receive below an R-rating from the MPAA. He went on to say that the movie will be “one of the first manga adaptations that feels very grounded but still has fantastical elements.”

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