Gus van Sant To Direct “Death Note”?

Gus Van Sant has signed on to direct the stuck in development film adaptation of the Japanese manga “Death Note” at Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story revolves around a college student named Light who finds a mysterious notebook which has the unique power to kill anyone whose name is written in it.

When the student uses his newfound power to rid the streets of criminals, he is pursued by an FBI criminologist. The title has already spawned a number of features and TV shows.

Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry worked on the script several years ago, no word if that draft will still be used. Dan Lin, Doug Davidson, Roy Lee and Brian Witten are producing.

Source: The Tracking Board