Best known for film adaptations of John Green novels The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, Nat Wolff is looking to make his mark outside of the imagination of Green and romantic dramas – in the form of Adam Wingard‘s take on horror Japanese manga Death Note.
Death Note, originally written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, follows the story of perfect high school student Light Yagami, who finds a notebook that belongs to a Death God named Ryuk. The notebook allows its’ owner to kill anybody they please by simply writing their name within its’ pages whilst picturing their face. Light decides he will use the book to bring the world to justice, purging evil wrongdoers by writing their names into the Death Note – something that doesn’t go unnoticed by the police.
The manga has been adapted many times already off the back of its’ success in Japan and Internationally, both in the form of an anime series and live action films. Jeremy Slater is responsible for penning the current script, and Wingard aims to begin shooting next year after finishing work on his current thriller The Woods.