Adam Wingard (“The Guest,” “You’re Next”) has signed on to direct a film adaptation of the horror manga “Death Note” for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The story follows a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim’s name in it.
He decides to cleanse the world of whom he deems evil and is soon being tracked by a reclusive police officer. A cat-and-mouse game soon ensues.
Wingard takes over from Shane Black who was previously attached to direct. Jeremy Slater (“Fantastic Four”) wrote the more recent draft of the script.
Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing. The manga was previously adapted as a Japanese movie which also spawned a sequel.
Source: Heat Vision