Netflix is counting to beef up their exclusive film library. They have now entered in to final negotiations to pick up Adam Wingard’s American remake of Death Note, which was originally at Warner Bros. Netflix is already eyeing a June start date, according to Variety.
The film, based on a Japanese Manga series, stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) and Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys). Wolff plays a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone by simply writing their name in it. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues when a cop picks up the trail.
Shane Black was attached to direct, but the film has since been taken over by Wingard (You’re Next). Fantastic Four scribe Jeremy Sater penned the most recent version of the script. Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs and Masi Oka are producing the film with Doug Davison and Brian Witten serving as executive producers.