Production has kicked off on Death Note, director Adam Wingard’s (You’re Next, The Guest) adaptation of the acclaimed manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
“I am honored to be working with this great cast and I look forward to bringing Tsugumi and Takeshi’s unique story to a global audience,” said Wingard in a brief statement to mark the start of principal photography.
Death Note follows “a student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone simply by writing the victim’s name. A cat-and-mouse game ensues when he’s tracked by a reclusive police officer.”
The film is set to premiere on Netflix in 2017, and sees Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) leading a cast that includes Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys), Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton), Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega), and Shea Whigham (Agent Carter).