Movie news site Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has hired writer/director Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; writer, Lethal Weapon film series) to direct a live-action Hollywood film based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's manga Death Note. The report also states that Anthony Bagarozzi (of Black's upcoming film Doc Savage) and Charles Mondry will write the film's script.
Warner Bros. has tapped Shane Black to direct "Death Note," based on the Japanese manga series with Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Brian Witten.
Studio confirmed Black's attachment Thursday along with Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry signing to pen the adaptation.
Black's also been attached to direct Columbia's "Doc Savage" project from a screenplay he's penning with Bagarozzi and Mondry (Daily Variety, Feb. 23).
Black, one of Hollywood's highest-paid scribes of late '80s and early '90s when he penned such screenplays as "Lethal Weapon" and "The Long Kiss Goodnight," has moved into directing in recent years. He made his helming debut with the Robert Downey Jr. starrer "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" in 2005.
***"Death Note" centers on a college student who accidentally finds a misplaced death note, which gives him the power to kill by writing anyone's name while picturing the person in his mind. Warner Bros. Pictures Japan made three Japanese-language "Death Note" films.
Lin and Lee both have first-look producing deals at Warners.
So you know the joke about Death Note live action and Zac Efron right? So the joke that has been all over the internet for years seems to have truth to it, believe it or not. Lets note hope Anthony Bagarozzi makes this movie to be another DBZ.
We are still waiting for the Naruto, and Bleach live action to be released to the movie .
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***That's a lie. When the anime and manga starts, Light is finishing High school. About a quart way threw he starts collage. Then half way threw he is about done with collage and moves onto working with L .
The Death Notebook was not miss places. Ryuk purposely dropped it so he could have something to do.
You need a face and a name or it will not work right. Just having a person in mind will fail you.