As a kid, we sang along with Nat. As young adults, we fantasize about being his girlfriend. Either way, Nat Wolff has been in everyone's hearts for many years now. I use to watch The Naked Brothers Band show when I was younger, thinking that he is definitely going to be the future Light Yagami... and turns out, I just might right.
Now he's about to sweep Otaku right off their feet by being the precious Light Yagami, yup, that's right Warner Bros. has cast Nat as Light Yagami. I know some - or most - of you are worried about them failing Death Note like M. Night Shamalyan failed Avatar, and they probably will, but they did get at least one thing right: Nat does look like Light. I'm not sure he can pull off the sadistic personality, but he does look like the anime character nonetheless.
For storyline, who knows what they're gonna do. I really hope they don't skip important parts of the series - or add in things that are unnecessary, but this Hollywood and anime we're talking about, anything can happen and we may not see any Japanese actors.. since they already cast a caucasian as the lead.
I also don't know much about Adam Wingard since I've only seen one of the movies he's directed, so I can't say he's a good director, but I do know they have Japanese-American actor Masi Oka onboard as one of the producers. He's a wonderful actor and has done some amazing visual effects work, so I'm looking forward to seeing what he brings to the table. It's still in early stages of production, so let's wait for them to finish casting and hope for the best!
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