New director found for live action Death Note movie

News Simon Brew
9 Jul 2014 - 06:51
Death Note

Shane Black isn't attached to Death Note anymore. But Gus Van Sant is...

Plans for a live action movie based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note have been bumbling around for the best part of half a decade now. At one stage, Shane Black was attached to the project (as recently as 2013), and was set to write and direct the movie. However, it seems that things may be back on track, as it's being reported that MilkGood Will Hunting and Paranoid Park director Gus Van Sant is now set to take on the film.

Death Note tells the story of a student who happens upon a strange notebook. By writing the name of someone in the book, he can instantly kill them.

A screenplay was in place from Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Whether Van Sant pressed ahead with that or develops one of his own remains to be seen.

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