That being said, this "forbidden sequel" to the previous two live-action films, namely Death Note (2006) and Death Note: The Last Name and will take place in the present day, highly advanced information society plagued by cyber terrorism. People who inherited Light's DNA and L's DNA will emerge and fight over the six Death Notes of Earth. The film will explore the six Death Note rule established in the source material.
The upcoming Death Note film is directed by by Shinsuke Sato (Gantz) and is set for a fall 2016 release.
[Source: Anime News Network]