Death Note is a Japanese manga about a high school student named Light Yagami who discovers a notebook which kills anyone whose name was written on it. Hunting him down is a mysterious detective called L.
Death Note has three live-action movie remakes and an anime show in Japan. In the US version, the internet report states the protagonist will be in college.
US Death Note Live Action Screenwriters: Vlas and Charley Parpalanides
Producers: Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Dan Lin and Brian Witten
Interesting fact: Warner Bros Japan made the Japanese live-action film versions according to Variety
Currently, the third Japanese Death Note movie L Change The World has finished its US screening.
Sources: ANN, Variety
I'll save my commentary later...(I would like to comment but I haven't got any more time see ya later). We'll give Death Note Live Action a chance.
Updates will follow
Rumors has it Zac Efron will be Light Yagami! More on this later.