Japanese manga series “Death Note” goes live-action

Warner Bros. has acquired rights to turn the Japanese manga series “Death Note” into a live-action film, reports Variety.

The story centres on a college student who accidentally finds a misplaced “death note,” infusing him with the power to kill merely by writing anyone’s name on the page while picturing the person in his mind.

The 13-volume manga is a bestseller in Japan, and the film will be drawn from the first three installments, written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata for Shueisha Inc.

Warner Bros. Pictures Japan previously made three Japanese-language “Death Note” films. The new pic will be drawn from the manga, not the previous movies.