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Live-action ‘Death Note’ movie gets director

April 29th, 2015 by Dave Bowling Comments


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

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Dave was born at an early age to parents of both sexes. He has been a self-confessed geek for as long as he can remember, having been raised through the 80s on a steady diet of Doctor Who, Star Trek, Red Dwarf and (sigh) Knight Rider. Throw the usual assortment of Saturday morning cartoons into the mix and we have something quite exceptional: someone with an encyclopaedic knowledge of utter tosh; a love of giant robots and spaceships fighting; and the strange desire to leap tall buildings in a single bound while wearing his underpants over his trousers. The death ray is currently in the works and one day you shall all bow to him, his giant space station and fleet of funky orange space shuttles...