Nippon Television Network Corp and Warner Bros (Japan) are producing a third Death Note film, temporarily named Death Note 2016. Nippon Television announced the project after the last episode of the homonymous TV drama.
Set in 2016, the new film will take place after the two original films, however it will feature new characters and an original story, that will be based on the fact that the human world can only have six death notes.
Shinsuke Sato, who in the latest years has specialized in bringing anime to the big screen, being the one behind the two Gantz movies and the upcoming Library Wars: Book of Memories, will be the new director.
The previous three Death Note films earned a combined ¥11.15 billion (about $93 million)