Adam Wingard's 'Death Note' Starring Nat Wolff Moving to Netflix
Margaret Qualley also stars in the project that was originally at Warner Bros.
Adam Wingard's Death Note is on its way to Netflix, according to sources.
Wingard, the filmmaker behind The Guest and You’re Next, is directing the horror feature, which will star Paper Towns' Nat Wolff and Margaret Qualley. It was originally set up at Warner Bros. but was then put into turnaround. Several studios were interested, but Netflix is likely to close the deal.
The story, set in a major metropolitan American city, centers on a student who, after discovering a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by writing the victim's name, decides to cleanse the world of whom he deems evil. As the student is tracked by a reclusive police officer, a cat-and-mouse game ensues.
Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing.
Death Note is another addition to Netflix's growing slate of homegrown films. The streaming giant recently came out on top of the bidding war for Bright, a magic-infused cop thriller package that has Will Smith and Joel Edgerton attached to star and Suicide Squad helmer David Ayer attached to direct. The company is also making War Machine, starring Brad Pitt.