Now, this is surprising. It’s been almost a year since Adam Wingard’s Death Note hit Netflix and I thought that was going to be the last of it. The film was incredibly average, poor in comparison to the original anime series and Wingard became the target of a lot of hate online.
Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realising it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.
There is no news on what story the sequel will follow, whether the cast and characters will return or who will bring Death Note 2 to the small screen. I’m not sure many directors will want to risk the wrath of anime lovers everywhere, especially considering Wingard was driven off Twitter by the abuse he received.
Watch this space.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)