Death Note US Version`s Director

Deadline reports that the US version of Death Note now has a director!

Deadline named Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang; writer, Lethal Weapon film series) to direct this film that is based on Takeshi Obata's manga Death Note.

Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the series from previous rights-owner Vertigo Entertainment in 2009, at which time screenwriter brothers Vlas and Charles Parlapanides were attached to the project. Actor Zac Efron has been rumored to star in the film; in a 2009 interview Efron acknowledged having a meeting but did not confirm whether he had the role or not, saying only that the project was not "on the front burner."

Source: ANN Via Deadline, Variety