Yesterday, a Hollywood Reporter story revealed that Warner Bros. doesn’t want to take risks on smaller projects in the wake of Batman v Superman‘s tumultuous box office and will make fewer movies, focusing on major tentpole releases. We may already be seeing the impact of this new policy: director Adam Wingard‘s adaptation of Death Note has been dropped by the studio. Thankfully, Netflix arrived to pick it up.
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Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
A Hollywood adaptation of the popular manga Death Note has been in the works for some time, with Shane Black announced to direct back in 2011. Since then, Black has dropped out, You’re Next director Adam Wingard stepped in, and a cast has started to take shape. It’s happening. For real this time! Maybe. Hopefully?
Anyway, a new interview with producer Roy Lee has offered a few updates on the American adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata and fans should be happy to know that they don’t plan to tone this macabre story down.
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Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
Adam Wingard has found another new name for his Death Note. The Leftovers star Margaret Qualley is set to join Nat Wolff in Warner Bros.’ live-action, English-language adaptation of the hit Japanese manga, about a magical notebook that kills people. (Just go with it.) Learn more about the new Death Note female lead below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Death Note is targeting Nat Wolff. The Paper Towns star will lead Adam Wingard‘s adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series, about a notebook that brings death to anyone whose name is written in its pages. Which, okay, sounds kind of dumb when I put it that way. But trust me, it’s cooler than I’m making it sound. Read about the Nat Wolff Death Note casting after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
After You’re Next and The Guest, Adam Wingard has found his next creepy movie premise. He’s signed on to direct Death Note, a live-action feature based on the popular Japanese manga series. At the center of a story is a notebook that causes the death of anyone whose name is written in its pages. More on the Adam Wingard Death Note news after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Some time ago, we got word that Shane Black would be directing an English-language adaptation of the Japanese manga Death Note. Since then, though, we haven’t heard much about the project at all. So we were disappointed but not terribly surprised to hear that he’s no longer set to helm.
Instead, according to a new report, Gus Van Sant will be taking over the reins. Seems like an interesting combination, if nothing else. Hit the jump for more details.
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Fans of Shane Black get to be very happy today: the writer/director has just signed with Warner Bros. to direct an adaptation of the manga Death Note, thereby increasing the chance that we might see a follow-up to his utterly wonderful Kiss Kiss Bang Bang sometime before the Mayan-predicted apocalypse. But fans of the man as a writer/director have to take a step back: he won’t write the script. He will ‘oversee’ the script (as almost any director will) as it is written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Those are the same guys who were/are writing Doc Savage, the film Mr. Black signed to direct for Sony this time last year.
So what the hell is Death Note? Read More »