A movie adaptation of the Japanese manga series Death Note has been in the works for a while now. Back in September of last year the movie was set up at Warner Brothers and The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns star Nat Wolffwas signed on to play the lead.
Now the project has moved from Warner Bros. to Netflix, and it’s being reported that two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire, Platoon) has joined the cast. According to the report, Dafoe will be voicing the character Ryuk, who is a Shinigami or “death god.” The Shinigami are described as extra-dimensional beings who extend their own lives by killing humans.
A new horror film from Adam Wingard, the gifted director of the pulse-racing thrillers You’re Next and The Guest, is already a cause for celebration. But it turns out that his latest feature The Woods, a found-footage fright flick of which not much was known until now, is actually Blair Witch, a sequel to the 1999 minimalist horror classic The Blair Witch Project that became one of the biggest hits of that summer and one of the most profitable independent films ever released.
Lionsgate made the announcement early Friday evening at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con where they showed Blair Witch in full for the first time and marked the occasion by releasing the first trailer, poster, and image with the film’s official title attached. You can check them all out here below.
Rumors of Vin Diesel possibly directing Fast and Furious 8 started to emerge when reports surfaced of the film experiencing production problems before lensing. The actor was quick to distance himself from the job saying he wasn’t interested in getting involved in studio politics. But he did confirm that he talked to Universal, and promised that there will be one finalFast and Furious trilogy. He added that he and producing partner Neal Moritz weren’t simply going to sign off on any director for a franchise as special as Fast and Furious, and that no one has seen a script.
Well, a lot has changed since that time. Now, a couple of reports have pegged Straight Outta Compton helmer F. Gary Gray, The Incredible Hulk‘s Louis Leterrier, and You’re Next‘s Adam Wingard as in line to direct Fast and Furious 8. More on the story below.
The American film adaptation of the 13-volume manga series Death Note has found its lead. A new report says that Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Faults In Our Stars) will join the cast as a student to comes across a mystical book that gives him the ability to kill anyone in an instant once he writes the person’s name down in it. This leads to a cat-and-mouse chase when he catches the attention of a police officer.
The film has been under development the past few years, going through a handful of directors before it landed in the hands of Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest). More on the story below.
Back in February we found out about Outcast, a new TV series coming to Cinemax from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman. The show is based on Kirkman’s comic book of the same name.
The show follows a man (played by Almost Famous and Gone Girl star Patrick Fugit) whose family has been troubled by demonic possessions, with the help of a reverend who struggles with his own personal demons all of his life, on a quest to find some answers and regain his normal life when he makes a massive discovery that could alter both his and the world’s fate forever.
You can read a synopsis and watch the first trailer for Outcast below now.