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.