Atticus, Leopold Ross Compose Score for Netflix's Live-Action Death Note Film

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film starring Nat Wolff, Keith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley premieres on August 25

Adam Wingard (The Guest, You're Next), the director for Netflix's live-action Death Note film, revealed last week that Nine Inch Nails band member Atticus Ross and his brother Leopold Ross are composing the soundtrack for the film.

Atticus has composed the soundtrack to films such as The Book of Eli and Broken City with his brother Leopold Ross. He has also composed soundtracks for films such as The Social Network and Gone Girl with Nine Inch Nails founder Trent Reznor before becoming the second permanent member of the band in 2016.

The film will premiere via streaming on Netflix on August 25. Netflix previously streamed a trailer for the film last week.

Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) penned a recent draft of the script.

Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee (Dark Water, The Lake House, Shutter), Lin Pictures' Dan Lin (This Side of the Truth, Sherlock Holmes, The Lego Movie), Viz Productions' Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow), and actor Masi Oka (Heroes, Hawaii Five-0) are producers. Doug Davison (Dark Water, The Grudge, The Lake House) and Brian Witten (Dark City, American History X, Final Destination) are executive producers, and Niija Kuykendall and Nik Mavinkurve had been overseeing the project for Warner.

The cast includes:

Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns) as Light Turner

Keith Stanfield (Short Term 12, Straight Outta Compton) as L

Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton

Paul Nakauchi (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Watari

Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire) as James Turner

Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, Justice League) as the voice of Ryuk

In addition to producing, Oka will also have a part in the film.

In Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's original 2003-2006 supernatural suspense manga, teenager Light Yagami 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 addition to the 2006 television anime adaptation and tie-in specials, Death Note also received a Japanese live-action film adaptation in 2006, with a sequel titled Death Note: The Last Name, and a spinoff titled L change the WorLd in 2008. A live-action television series adaptation premiered last July, and ended last September. A new film titled Death Note: Light up the NEW world, described as a "forbidden sequel" to the first live-action film, opened in Japan on October 29. The manga also inspired a stage musical by Broadway veterans in 2014. Viz Media released the manga, Japanese live-action films, anime, and other tie-in projects in North America, and Crunchyroll streamed the live-action television series.

[Via Bloody Disgusting]

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