Rumor: Death Note Gets a Director in Gus Van Sant

Now that Shane Black has moved on to direct a Predator sequel at Fox, with writer Fred Dekker, that leaves the American version of Death Note looking for a new helmer. Black had been attached to the project, but recent rumblings have confirmed that the producers were looking for someone new to shepherd the film.
They may have found their man in Gus Van Sant (Psycho, Milk), reports Tracking Board.