Iron Man 3 director Shane Black was attached to a live-action Hollywood adaptation of Death Note back in 2011, but production on the film has obviously stalled, given the lack of news in the subsequent three years. If rumors are true, the production might have found a kick in the ass in the form of director Gus Van Sant. The director is rumored to replace Black on the film. The director is best known for directing Good Will Hunting and Milk, but he’s also known for his atmospheric, arthouse-style films like Elephant and Last Days, which were fictional accounts inspired by the Columbine massacre and Kurt Cobain’s suicide, respectively.
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