‘Paper Towns’ Actor Nat Wolff To Lead The ‘Death Note’ Live-Action Film
20-year-old “Paper Towns” actor, Nat Wolff, is in final talks to star in Adam Wingard’s live action movie adaptation of Takeshi Obata’s manga series entitled “Death Note.”
According to Variety, “Death Note,” a Warner Bros. production project, is currently negotiating with Wolff to play the character of Light Yagami.
In the manga series, Light is an ace student who finds a mysterious supernatural notebook (Death Note) that can kill anyone whose name was written inside the journal’s pages.
To those who’s not familiar with the manga, based on Viz, the story of the series revolves around Light and the notebook he found that was being dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god.
The site stated that Light uses the power of the journal to get rid of the criminals, but when the crimes dropped incredibly fast, authorities decided to send L, a legendary detective, to track down the killer.
Moving on, reports indicated that Masi Oka, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Roy Lee will be producing the said film while Brian Witten and Doug Davison will be its executive producers.
Moreover, Jeremy Slater, who is known for his “Fantastic Four” movie script, wrote the most recent storyline or draft of the adaptation’s script and as of writing, but no news about the final script have been reported yet.
In addition to the production team, Shane Black was previously attached to direct the film, according to Variety.
Meanwhile, Nik Mavinkurve and Niija Kuykendall are assigned to oversee the movie for the studio. It is said that “Death Note” film production is set to begin its shooting next spring.
On the other hand, Nat Wolff’s “The Intern,” which is currently being shown in theaters, has got mixed reviews from different movie blog sites and critics.
In the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes, “The Intern” got an 80 percent audience score with a 56 percent rate in Tomatometer.