Warner Bros’ live action adaptation of anime/manga horror epic Death Note has a director.
Adam Wingard, helmer of gore-fests The Guest and You’re Next, has been announced as director. Jeremy Slater (new Fantastic Four film, The Lazarus Project) has reportedly already completed a script.
Death Note deals with Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook that grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face they know. Light subsequently tries to become a living god and rule a world “cleansed of evil” using the notebook, despite the efforts of a detective known as L to stop him.
Although Hollywood adaptations of far eastern horror have had some success (The Ring, The Grudge), adaptations of anime and manga have been far less successful. Dragonball Evolution, anyone? Here’s hoping that this can buck the trend and stay close to the source material.
Source: Nerd Bastards