Friday, January 14, 2011

Geek World Casts Death Note

Last week when we decided to make the topic of this week's show about live action movie adaptations of animes we knew we had to let the world know who we would cast in an American live action Death Note movie. When we were recording the show on Tuesday we never expected to see the news that things were moving forward in Hollywood, Thursday came, our show aired, and we learned that Warner Bros. hired Shane Black to direct Death Note! So in case you missed the show Thursday and Friday at 12 Noon on 92.5 FM KYHY here's your chance to find out, with photos and audio, how Geek World would cast the Death Note live action movie!!!

Steven R. McQueen is Light Yagami

Michael Angarano is L

Russell Brand is Ryuk

Taylor Swift is Misa Amane

Liam Neeson is Chief Yagami

Summer Glau is Naomi Misora

So that's the cast of Death Note according to Geek World! Hollywood, we're counting on you to get this right so don't let us (and all the fans of the manga and anime) down!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shane Black to Direct DEATH NOTE!!!!

How crazy is it that this news comes out the day of our Anime Live Action Adaptation show?

From SuperHeroHype:

Shane Black has been brought aboard the live-action adaptation of the manga series Death Note as a director, Deadline reports.

Black is best known as a screenwriter, responsible for Lethal Weapon, The Monster Squad and The Last Boy Scout (among others). He also made his directing debut with 2005's Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, for which he also provided the script.

Also cool, Shane Black is a fan of the Manga!

From EmpireOnline:

“It’s my favorite manga,” he says. “I was just struck by its unique and brilliant sensibility, and we want to keep to what is so complex and truthful about the spirituality of the story, versus taking the concept and trying to copy it as an American thriller.”

Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, also involved with Doc Savage, are writing the script with input from Black, and Dan Lin (The Departed, Sherlock Holmes) is among the producers.

All I can say is Awesome!!! I think Shane Black has the right diabolical touch needed for Death Note, and hopefully enough studio influence to keep the nature of the characters and the story true to the dark source material!

Nice job WB!

Listen to Geek World tomorrow at noon (PST) on to hear our casting of Death Note!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This Week's Show: Live Action Adaptations of Anime

On this week's show we talk about the live action adaptations of popular animes like Death Note, Dragon Ball, Blood: The Last Vampire and much more. We compare these movies to their original animes and decide which adaptation got it insanely right, and which just drove us insane!

Listen to Geek World this Thursday and Friday at noon (PST) on