And spoilers ahoy from said alleged script.
I think I've come to a level of acceptance about this Death Note remake
Obviously it's not going to be the Death Note we all know and love. It will be reinterpreted and it will most likely be watered down to appeal to a mass audience. In the end, the movie is really not for us
, but for people who haven't seen the series before. As fans, we want to see the best treatment possible; we're so afraid it's going to be misrepresented. And yet it's hard to say how it's going to turn out at this point. When I first read the alleged script I admit I found myself cringing and raging: the name changes, the change in Light/Luke's motivations, the disappearance of any sort of tension between Light and L, the strange insertion of shinigami lore even though the remake takes place in New York, the omission of Ryuk and Misa (not to mention Naomi), reusing the same exact ending as the first Japanese movie...
I don't quite like L being made into a profiler with the FBI. My first reaction was literally, "He's not with the FBI, he's with the fucking L
!" I always liked the fact that he was portrayed as being outside (and above) the law, but still working with it to achieve his goals. He still performs some of the same illegal actions in the remake script as he did in the original series, so at least his morals are questionable enough. :P
It also bothers me that, since they omitted Misa and Naomi, there are even less major or notable female characters than before. What's left is a girlfriend, sister, and dead mom. And many female victims. This just does not sit well with me.
Of course I'm likely going to find the manga and anime better since that's what I fell in love with first. And that's perfectly fine. In the end, I'll be seeing the movie anyway no matter what because I'm very curious like that. Lots of changes are bound to be made to the script. And I think there's enough material from the original series that it may
work, if it's done properly. If it turns out to be good, then that will wonderful. If it's bad, I still have the original. No worries either way, right? ;) I can't promise my opinion will stay at this state though, depending on what actually happens with the movie... ^^;;
That said, the script has plenty of lines that can be used for entertainment purposes:
- "I know he's a cowboy, but he's the best there is."
(in reference to L, pg 34)
I don't even know, this made me laugh so hard. I am just waiting for someone to shop the "BANG" scene with him in a cowboy hat.
- "In Eastern cultures Kira is like the four horsemen of the apocalypse."
I can't even make sense of this. Kira is a part of Eastern mythology now?
Just as planned
- ON SCREEN REVEAL: "Kira was here" written above the dead drug dealer.
Hay L, try to figure this one out: Did you know that Kira was here?? LOL
I get the feeling that Luke may not be quite as clever as we'd hoped.