New Live-Action Death Note Film Reveals 2 Stills of Cyber-Terrorist Yūki Shien
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff for the live-action Death Note 2016 film revealed two stills on Monday. Both stills feature Masaki Suda as Yūki Shien, a genius hacker who works for many terrorist organizations and who reveres the infamous vigilante Kira. He performs state-sponsored cyber-terrorism to form Kira's "new world," while toying with the investigators Tsukuru Mishima and Ryūzaki.
The new film will open in Japan on October 29.
In Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's original 2003-2006 supernatural suspense manga, a teenager named Light finds a notebook with which he can put people to death by writing their names. He begins a self-anointed crusade against the criminals of the world, and a cat-and-mouse game begins with the authorities and one idiosyncratic genius detective.
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.
Mina Fujii as Shō Nanase, an investigator on the Death Note task force.
Erika Toda as Misa Amane (Toda is reprising the role from the previous live-action films.)
Shinsuke Satō (live-action Gantz, Gantz: Perfect Answer, Library Wars films) is directing the film. The film is a "forbidden sequel" to the two earlier live-action Death Note films, 2006's Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name. The film is shooting in overseas locations, and Warner Brothers will distribute.
Sources: Comic Natalie
Update: Shien's spelling corrected. Thanks, Kylara
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