Fortunately, the transition turned out to be a smooth one. Netflix gets a film that is already deep into development with Adam Wingard set as director, and a pair of stars in Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley. Plus, this can be built into a live-action franchise for the streaming network, just as there have been multiple Death Note manga, anime series, and live-action movies in Japan. The story follows a brilliant high schooler who discovers a demon's notebook that kills anybody whose name is written into it. He sets out to use the notebook for good while a detective is hot on his trail.
This deal should be locked up soon, and hopefully not long after we'll start hearing about a start date.