Warners Adapts “Death Note” Manga

Warner Bros. is set to adapt the Japanese 13-volume manga series “Death Note” into a live-action film reports Variety.

The story centers on a college student who accidentally finds a misplaced “death note,” infusing him with the power to kill merely by writing anyone’s name on the page while picturing the person in his mind.

The film will be based on the first three installments in the series penned by Tsugumi Ohba and not the three Japanese-language “Death Note” films already produced.

Charley and Vlas Parlapanides (“War of the Gods”) will adapt the script. Roy Lee, Brian Witten, Dan Lin and Doug Davison will produce.