Netflix is sticking with “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer as the couple’s recently launched production company Upside Down Pictures has outlined their plans for several high-profile projects.
One is a new live-action series adaptation of the famous Japanese manga “Death Note,” one unrelated to Adam Wingard’s 2017 live-action film that was critically panned.
An entirely new take on the source material from writer Tsugumi Ohba and artist Takeshi Obata, the manga follows a teenager who discovers a black notebook that ultimately gives him power over life and death.
Also on the way is the long-running series adaptation of Stephen King and Peter Straub’s 1984 novel “The Talisman.” “Stranger Things” co-executive producer Curtis Gwinn is also aboard this movie version of the fantasy tale.
The story follows a young man who moves between New Hampshire and an alternate world called “The Territories” in order to obtain an artifact that will save his mother’s life. Amblin Entertainment and Paramount Television will produce.
Three other projects were also confirmed: a new Stephen Daldry-directed play set in the world and mythology of ‘Stranger Things’, the aforementioned spin-off of that huge hit show, and an original series from ‘Dark Crystal: Age’. of Resistance’. duo Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.
All five projects are currently in development phase and will be produced through Upside Down. They’re all part of an overall nine-figure deal with Netflix in 2019, which also covers the previously announced fifth and final season of “Stranger Things”.