The Duffers once again strike the right “note”.
Matt and Ross Duffer–the masterminds behind the Netflix mega-hit Stranger Things–have landed a screenwriter for their upcoming live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga series Death Note, according to a report on Deadline.
Halia Abdel-Meguid will write the series that is currently in the works at Netflix, as well as serving as executive producer with the Duffers. Abdel-Meguid–a longtime fan of the manga series–speaks Japanese and has worked with the Duffers before as a writing consultant on the TV series adaptation of The Talisman.
The original Death Note–from writer Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata–follows “a bright teenager who discovers a mysterious black notebook that gives him supernatural powers over life and death–the latter caused by writing a person’s name in the book,” according to the description.
The teen “becomes intoxicated with power, and decides to cleanse the world of undesirables–as a law enforcement teams tries to stop him.”
This series–which does not yet have a release window on Netflix–is said to be “an entirely new take” on the original material and not connected with the Adam Wingard feature that aired five years ago.
Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Death Note on Netflix.