Variety is reporting that Warner Bros has picked up the rights to make a live action film from the famous Japanese Manga, “Death Note.”

The Story centers 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.

The American film will be based purely off the books and not off the two films (Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name) already made in Japan or the recent L spin off “Change the World.”

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