Nowadays, Hollywood movie industry seems to be putting high interest on adapting Japanese manga into live-action movies. With "Dragon Ball Z" in the final process of being brought to the big screen, another manga adaptation is planned to be developed.
In their latest article, Shock Till You Drop revealed that an American version of manga adaptation "Death Note" is being developed by Vertigo Films. The studio that are often remaking Asian movies into American films like "The Departed" have been hiring screenwriter Vlas and Charles Parlapanides to pen the script.
Though no other detail has been shared further, "Death Note" is originally a manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. It has spawned into anime series as well as Japanese live-action films. The story of the manga series centers on a high school student who despises crime and corruption happening in the world. When one day he discovers a supernatural notebook through which he could kill a person simply by writing down the person's name, he uses it to eliminate criminals.