Earlier today, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Adam Wingard (The Guest) signed on to direct Warner Brothers’s upcoming Death Note live-action film. Wingard joins Jeremy Slater (Fant4stic), who’s writing the film’s screenplay.
The publication also confirms that Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee, Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin, Viz Productions’ Jason Hoffs, and actor Masi Oka are attached tot he project as producers. Doug Davidson and Brian Witten will serve as executive producers, while Niija Kuykendall and Nik Mavinkurve will oversee the project for Warner.
Death Note will be based on the Japanese film, which was directed by Shūsuke Kaneko. Both works are based on Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba’s manga of the same name.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter