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You’ll Never Believe Who Received a ‘Death Note’…

Tracking Board – who has been both right and wrong about scoops on occasions – says that Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Psycho) will direct Death Note, Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata!!

The film follows the story of a high school student who finds a mysterious notebook that lets him instantly kill any person by writing their name in the book. As the student’s body count piles up, a nameless FBI agent begins tracking him.

Van Sant replaces Shane Black, who was attached to direct as recently as 2013. The most recent draft of the script was written by Black, Anthony Bagarozzi, and Charles Mondry.

Dan Lin, Doug Davison, Roy Lee, and Brian Witten are producing through Vertigo Entertainment, Witten Pictures, and Lin Pictures.


  • Fantasma George

    Okay then…

    Now you have to allow Yoshihiro Nishimura to direct his own adaptation of V For Vendetta.

    • Robert Marley

      or not

      • Fantasma George

    • James

      Why would we need another?

      • Fantasma George

        Guys what the Hell, I’m talking about the man who did TOKYO GORE POLICE adapting it! If you think Death Note will be any better with the Good Will Hunting guy remaking it with Matt Damon well that’s fine, but I just for once want to see this process inverted, full of headshots and dick demons force feeding roaches at Norsefire!

  • ThunderDragoon

    I’m just happy to see this project is still alive. I’m all for more Death Note.

  • chambertlo

    As long as they do the Manga justice, i am all for it. It will probably be white-washed, like everything Hollywood does that is Asian related, but if it gets people interested in Deathnote, I am all for it.

    • Evan3

      Ugh, you are probably right about the whitewashing. Still van Sant has a bit of an indie streak in him, and I can’t imagine this is going to be a big budget film. In other words, there is some hope for some decent fidelity to the source and Asian casting.