Netflix has announced that principal photography has begun on “The Guest” and “You’re Next” director Adam Wingard’s original feature “Death Note”.
Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi and Shea Whigham star in the film based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The story follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, one in which if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, that person will die.
Intoxicated with his new abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life. Filming will take place in Canada and the United States with Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka set to produce the film which will premiere globally on the streaming service in 2017.