On the 4th of February 2016, the official Twitter account - for this new Japanese live-action Death Note movie - announced the actors involved in the film, character introductions, as well as posting comments from Obata and Ohba themselves!
The comments, translated from the original Japanese, state:
“The previous work on the Shinigami was more realistic, but I think the atmosphere is a lot darker now.
The art of the new Shinigami was closely supervised. I am also looking forward to seeing the completed product.”