After what seems like forever, Warner Bros. is finally pushing ahead with its plan to create a live-action version of the famous manga and anime, "Death Note."

From what we've come to understand, Warner Bros. has found the lead actor for the film. He is Nat Wolff, the principal actor in the movie "Paper Towns." He will likely play the character, Light Yagami, but since he is not Japanese, we suspect the writers might change his name to something more fitting for the Western audience.

Light Yagami is a young man who found a powerful notebook that is designed to allow anyone to kill a person by just jotting down their name. The user must not only know the victim's name, but also their face.

As it turned out, Light Yagami grew reckless and stricken by the power to the point where he began to kill folks who did nothing to deserve death. It didn't take long for the police to figure out that something is going on, which led them to create a plan to find out who is causing the death of so many people.

We won't spoil the ending, but we can say this: the manga and the series are spectacular.

Those who are not fans of the anime might not have heard of it, but it is very popular in Japan and among the community. The first chapter of the manga was released back in 2003, and it ran until 2006. It didn't take long for the series to launch and cause a craze around the world.

Two live-action Japanese films, "Death Note" and "Death Note 2: The Last Name" were released in 2006, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Japan. In 2008, a spin-off film titled "L: Change the World" was also produced.

Warner Bros.' take on "Death Note" is set to go into production by spring 2016, and will likely hit theaters in 2017 if everything goes according to plan.

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