Shane Black is Set to Direct the Death Note Live-Action Movie

Who the hell is Shane Black? Shane Black is an actor, director and screenwriter, that brought us such films as Lethal Weapon, The Monster Squad, The Last Boy Scout, Last Action Hero and The Long Kiss Goodnight. Many may remember him as the foul mouth Merc Hawkins in Predator.

Deadline has just announce that Black will direct the upcoming Death Note live-action adaptation. Black has a long list of successful action films that he has worked on. It wasn’t until his first directorial film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, starring Val Kilmer and Robert Downey Jr., that he was able to show off his directing skills. The script is being written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, but according to Black he hopes to keep the film close to the manga.

“It’s my favorite Manga, I was just struck by its unique and brilliant sensibility. What we want to do is take it back to that Manga, and make it closer to what is so complex and truthful about the spirituality of the story, versus taking the concept and trying to copy it as an American thriller.”

Sounds like a lot of bullshit but I can only hope that they will do the source justice.

Source:  Deadline

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