The latest issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, which is to be released in stores in Japan on Monday, is announcing that a live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s popular supernatural thriller manga series Death Note will begin airing in July. The announcement is to be made in the new chapter of Nobuaki Enoki’s manga series Gakkyuu Houtei, which Takeshi Obata is providing the artwork for. Takeshi Obata was the artist for the Death Note manga.
The Death Note manga was previously adapted into a 37 episode anime series by Madhouse, and into two live-action films by NTV in 2006. A spin-off film, titled L: Change the WorLd, was released in 2008. It is not yet known if any cast members from the films will be returning for this new adaptation, nor are any other details currently known.