Brace yourselves folks, because it looks like Netflix will soon release a sequel to their live-action Death Note film. The Hollywood Reporter (THR) recently reported that the global streaming service has now started developing a sequel to the 2017 Netflix-exclusive film.
THR also reported that Greg Russo, the writer for the upcoming Mortal Kombat film, will be the one writing the script. As to why Netflix is doing a sequel, it seems that the original did a lot better than most fans expected. According to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the 2017 film was a “sizable” success.
The first Netflix film starred Paper Towns actor, Nat Wolff, as Light Turner, the Americanised version of Light Yagami. As for his buddy Ryuk, Spider-Man’s Green Goblin himself, Willem Defoe voiced him for the film. Meanwhile, Straight Outta Compton’s Keith Stanfield played Light’s arch nemesis, L.