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Death Note Test Screening Results in Hysterical NSFW Comment

Selin Kilic April 7, 2017 April 7th, 2017

I think we can all agree we’re stoked Netflix picked up the live-action adaptation of Death Note from Warner Bros., because unlike studios who make films with theatrical release, Netflix doesn’t have to abide by any regulations or rules.

If you don’t know, Death Note, based on the Japanese manga and anime of the same name, is known for it’s dark themes of violence and nudity. So following suit, it will appropriately be taken under the wings of 2016’s Blair Witch Director Adam Wingard, who was given the green-light by the company to make the most gruesome, gritty version of the film they want — without having to jump through the MPAA hoops to secure a rating.

“We can do whatever we want. So, doing my first live-action anime thing, to me it was important that you have those adult themes,” Wingard told Collider in a recent interview. “So, it’s got nudity, it’s got swearing, it’s got a ton of violence.”

Well, a few days ago, Death Note was taken out for its first test screening, and a comment card posted by Wingard on Twitter shows a hilarious NSFW response to the film:

‘Deez Nuts’ comment ftw!

So it looks like the team really didn’t hold back! Regardless of if she was being tongue-in-cheek with her note, it looks like fans can rest easy knowing that despite getting a Hollywood style twist, the film will still be adult-oriented.

Here’s the current synopsis for Death Note:

What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies? We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

 

Sources: Comicbook.com, Polygon.com