However, when strongly rumoured US Death Note movie casting for Light Yagami actor Nat Wolff has kept a resolute silence on the subject, then suddenly tweets a story linking himself and Margaret Qualley both with the project...
Well I'm sure I'm not the only one drawing conclusions in the sand.
Nat & Alex Wolff retweet of Variety article re Margaret
Qualley cast in Death Note (Twitter, November 12th 2015)
Assuming that Nat knows things that we don't know (i.e. the reality and status of those 'final negotiations' concerning his casting as Light Yagami); also that he knows the truth at the heart of all those news articles citing his own girlfriend as the 'leading lady' in Death Note's US live action movie adaption; and furthermore that Nat Wolff wouldn't want to spread disinformation amongst his fans on Twitter.
I conclude that everything written in the Variety piece about the Death Note movie is true insofar as Nat Wolff knows. Fair enough with everyone else?
So what do we know from it about this American Death Note film remake?
- Margaret Qualley is still 'in negotiations' to be Nat Wolff's Death Note co-star. (Wouldn't it be wonderful if it turns out that she's L?
- Nowhere does it say, nor intimate, that he hasn't secured the part of Light Yagami. In short, let's assume that Nat Wolff IS Kira now (for that version at least).
- Adam Wingard is directing; Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing; Jeremy Slater wrote the script's most recent draft; Doug Davison and Brian Witten are executive producers (what do these things actually mean? I can't help but imagine that they are just mates of someone with the money, so have to be chucked in somewhere for doing nothing, with titles like 'executive producer' - am I just being cynical and naive?); and Niija Kuykendall and Nik Mavinkurve are hanging about on behalf of Warner Bros.
- Death Note starts filming in Spring 2016.