‘Death Note’ Live-Action Film Update: Warner Brother’s Casts ‘Papertowns

Now that Toho’s ATTACK ON TITAN is off the ground, it seems like the American producers decided kick it up a notch on DEATH NOTE, their own live-action anime adaptation helmed by THE GUEST’s Adam Wingard.


The horror story is lifted from the popular Japanese manga series that ran from 2003-2006 and focuses on Light Yagami, a young man who happens across a notebook penned by the death god Ryuk.

Wolff is hot off a string of popular and successful films, including recent John Green adaptations The Fault in Our Stars and this year’s Paper Towns. Now, Wolff may be headed to Death Note if his negotiations work out. Wolff’s character’s name has not yet been revealed, but Variety describes him as “a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name”.

“However, when criminals start dropping dead one by one, the authorities send the legendary detective, L, to track down the killer, and a battle of wits, deception and logic ensues”.

Wingard begins shooting on the film next spring. Determined to use this dark gift for the best, Light sets out to rid the world of evil… namely the people he believes to be evil. “The consequences of Light’s actions will set the world ablaze”. Should anyone hold such power?

Jeremy Slater is the latest writer on the project, which is being produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka.



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