Adam Wingard To Direct Death Note

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Warner Bros.' upcoming horror manga adaptation, Death Note, has officially tapped Adam Wingard to direct. Wingard, whose creepy film credits include The Guest and You're Next, will join producers Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs, and Masi Oka for the project.

Death Note follows a student who finds a supernatural notebook that will kill whoever's name is written within it. As the student uses the notebook to wipe out those he deems evil, a police detective tries tracking him down in a game of catch-me-if-you-can.

While a Japanese adaptation of the graphic novel already exists, Fantastic Four's screenwriter Jeremy Slater will write the U.S. screenplay.

A release date for Death Note has not yet been announced, but stay tuned to ComicBook.com for more updates as they occur.

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Via The Hollywood Reporter.