Until now, the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has retained Shane Black's name as the director linked with Death Note the movie. Suddenly, overnight, he's been replaced by Gus van Sant.
The best we can really say about this is IMDb's administrative team believe the gossip be true. So what do they know that we do not? It's not like they've jumped the gun too quickly either.
For just over a week - since The Tracking Board broke the rumour on July 10th 2014 - news sources and blogs have been filled with people like me passing on the information: Gus van Sant strongly tipped to replace Shane Black as Death Note's director. Yet IMDb didn't budge. For eight full days, the site still had the director listed as that last officially acknowledged - Shane Black.
So what changed for them? What made it much more likely to be occurring?
IMDb isn't Warner Bros. There still hasn't been an authoritative update on the site since April 23rd 2014. But IMDb is Amazon. Surely a company that big has its contacts in Hollywood...
Like I said, nothing here is official. But it sure feels much more like it is.