Remember Nat Wolff? The adorable little kid from the Naked Brothers Band? Well now he’s going to go on a murdering spree with the help of his trusty notebook.
After remaining under the radar for some time, Wolff hit a huge spike in mainstream success after his supporting role in The Fault in Our Stars as Issac and then later in his leading role as Q in Paper Towns.
Now it seems that Wolff is looking to transfer over to a much more serious role. Rather than deal with cancer or unpredictable girls, Nat Wolff will be taking on the role of Kira, a vengeful youth from the popular Japanese manga/anime known as Death Note.
The Death Note mangas ran from 2003 to 2006. A couple months after the original manga run ended, it was adapted into what is probably one of the most popular animes under the same name from 2006 to 2007.
The Death Note IP was later transformed into a couple video games and even spawned a series of animated movies. With an IP so popular, it was only a matter of time until American film producers aimed their focus on adapting it for American audiences.
The American adapted Death Note movie will be developed by Warner Bros., directed by Adam Wingard (ABC’s of Death, V/H/S 1 & 2, and The Guest), and will be produced by a piece of the team behind The Lego Movie (Roy Lee & Dan Lin), Edge of Tomorrow’s executive producer Jason Hoffs, and Masi Oka who you all may know as Hiro Nakamura from Heroes and Heroes Reborn.
Production for Death Note is set for sometime next spring, and will be written by Jeremy Slater who also worked on the screenplay for 2015’s Fantastic Four and The Lazarus Effect.