Death Note's L Spinoff Film in U.S. Theaters in April
posted on 2009-03-06 04:20 EST by Egan Loo
Viz Pictures, the film affiliate of the North American publisher Viz Media, has announced that it will screen the live-action Death Note: L, change the WorLd film in American theaters through National Cinemedia's NCM Fathom system on April 29 and 30. Suspense and horror veteran Hideo Nakata (Ringu, The Ring 2) directed this spinoff story, which was inspired by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note manga and two subsequent films adaptations. The April 29 showing will be English-subtitled, while the April 30 showing with be English-dubbed.
Award-winning actor Ken'ichi Matsuyama (NANA, Detroit Metal City) reprises his role of the genius detective "L" in 23 crucial days of his life. In this psychological crime drama, L races against a literal biological clock to stop a bio-terrorist group from unleasing a pandemic virus on humanity. Alessandro Juliani, the English-language voice of L in the anime version of Death Note, plays the character in this movie's English-dubbed version.
Subscribers of the email newsletter for Viz Media's Shonen Jump magazine can order advance tickets starting on March 20. The general public can purchase tickets starting on March 23. The screenings will use NCM Fathom's high-definition digital presentation system, which was also used for Viz Media's earlier Naruto, Bleach, and Death Note movie screenings.