Anybody getting deja vu? After all that talk of Shane Black, then Gus van Sant directing the long awaited US Death Note movie, we now have a third announcement.
Adam Wingard (The Guest, You're Next, V/H/S (1 and 2)) is set to direct Death Note, according to an exclusive at The Hollywood Reporter (April 27th 2015).
However, it won't be immediately. He's still got The Woods to film and get out first.
Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Offs and Masi Oka are mooted to be Death Note's US producers.
With Adam Wingard at the helm, we're probably looking at a Hollywood version of Death Note which focuses totally upon the horror. At this point in time, I'm not nearly so buzzed as I was when I thought Gus van Sant would be giving us an adaptation. This feels more gore than drama, but then I could be very wrong.
Whatever happens, it seems that Death Note is becoming big news again. Two theatrical performances; a television show with new story-lines; and now we have the practically mythical Death Note US movie popping back into existence.
Anyone else have thoughts on this?