Nat Wolff

DeathNoteTheMusical

Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns) is reported to be in final talks to take on the lead role in Warner Bros. live action adaptation of Death Note directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, V/H/S). Death Note has been in development for a number of years over at Warner Bros., Shane Black was once set to direct back in 2011 until other scheduling conflicts forced him to drop out.

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TheStand

For the longest time, it seemed like the big screen adaptation of The Stand was never going to happen (along with the sprawling Ron Howard/Akiva Goldsman version of The Dark Tower and Cary Fukunaga’s re-telling of It*). First, Ben Affleck was attached to direct a two-part saga, but has since left to be Batman and direct Denny Lehane ditties (the latter of which he just dropped off of as well). Then came Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace helmer Scott Cooper, whose presence made me think that Warner Bros. was going to bring a serious, adult-minded approach to the massive, post-apocalyptic tale. Unfortunately, he left as well, causing me to wonder if the project was out-and-out cursed.

Now comes Josh Boone, an unknown entity who has two YA adaptations (of John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns) slated to come out later this year. And it seems like this choice is finally going to stick, as the first role has been cast, signaling that this version of The Stand might actually be real this time.

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