Death Note Remake Lives, Shane Black Directing

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Based on the Japanese manga

Warner Bros. has made some movement on the long-gestating remake of Death Note.

American redo rights were acquired in mid-2009 and despite many of the casting rumors, none of them were true. The studio tapped Charley and Vlas Parlapanides for a script, however, there have been some changes behind the scenes.

Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry are now writing and Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is set to direct.

Black scripted Lethal Weapon, co-penned The Monster Squad and wrote The Last Boy Scout and is one of the many writers on Last Action Hero.

Death Note centers on a college student who accidentally finds a misplaced “death note,” infusing him with the power to kill merely by writing anyone’s name on the page while picturing the person in his mind.

Three live action Japanese films were culled from the popular manga.

Source: Deadline