Adam Wingard to Direct ‘Death Note’ Adaptation

by Lynn Sorel

The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reported today that Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest) is attached to direct the upcoming adaptation of the horror manga ‘Death Note’.  Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka, are producing the film. The manga previously spawned a Japanese film adaptation and a squel. The story follows a student who discovers a not-so-ordinary notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name he writes in it. However, he  becomes determined to rid the world of all those whom he decides are evil. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he is discovered by an eccentric police detective.  The most recent version of the script has been penned by Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four).   Niija Kuykendall and Nik Mavinkurve are overseeing production of the film, which is being executive produced by Doug Davison and Brian Witten.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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