Adam Wingard To Direct Live-Action Death Note

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Warner Bros. has announced that Adam Wingard will direct the live-action U.S. adaptation of Death Note, the popular anime/graphic novelwritten by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata.

Death Note follows the story of a young student who discovers a supernatural book that grants him the power to kill whoever's name is written within. As the student uses the notebook to wipe punish those he think are evil, a police detective starts to track him down in a game of catch-me-if-you-can.


Wingard, who's best known for directing Indie horror gems like The Guest and You're Next, will join producers Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs, and Masi Oka for the project. While the graphic novel already exists, the screenplay will be written by Fantastic Four's scribe Jeremy Slater.

If you haven't seen the anime or read the manga yet, I suggest you do both before this adaptation releases. Also check out the two-part Japanese live-action adaptation of this epic horror tale. I actually thought the live-action films were better. Let's just hope that the Hollywood version won't ruin it like what happened to Dragon Ball or Oldboy.

So do you think the American Death Note will please fans?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter