Warner Bros. will produce a live action film based on the Death Note manga, according to Variety.  Charley and Vlas Palapanides have been hired to script.  The film is to be based on the first three of the thirteen manga volumes. 


There are three Japanese live action Death Note features, produced by Warner Bros. Japan, and distributed by Viz Pictures in the U.S. (see, for example, “Death Note Theatrical Event”).