Old news, but I read with great interest about how they finally brought the Death Note live action movie to US shores a few days ago. Even if the first movie's extremely old, I'm guessing that there are still some people who might be interested in catching it in theatres, if they haven't already done so through alternative sources. The problem however, is that the entire movie will be dubbed in English.
So, instead of ruining it with English voiceovers, why not have Hollywood cash in and make a full fledged Americanized version instead? Since these adaptations are known to be quite well received, so who knows, it could work, especially since they have the best person to play the role of Light, as well as sh00pped images of the possible cast which I saved ages ago.
Ladies and gentlemen, Zac Efron!
Yeah, he starred in that snorefest that is High School Musical, but I'll be damned if you could find a better person to play Raito Yagami. This guy is perfect!
Enough of Light, how about the rest of the cast? The only one I really liked was the Death God himself
William Dafoe as Ryuk
Joseph Gordon Levitt as L
Hilary Duff as Misa Misa
Daniel Radcliffe as Near
Madonna as Mello
Don't know about you, but this movie looks like it could be awesome based on the cast alone, heh. That being said, there are just some titles that you should think twice about touching, and the prime example of this would of course be the upcoming Dragonball movie.
To or to ?
Of course, these things tend to be a hit or miss affair, but in Dragonball's case, it looks set to be wide off the mark by a long shot. As for Death Note, I'd pay just to see Zac casted as Light, and if they would just use the exact same storyline, I see no reason for it to fail. Maybe.