The American Adaptation of Death Note is Moving Forward, Now Has a Director!

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If you haven't already heard, I've got some groan-inducing news for you: there's going to be an American adaptation of Death Note, courtesy of Warner Bros.  

Adam Wingard, director of The Guest, has signed on alongside writer Jeremy Slater, who penned The Lazarus Effect and the Fantastic Four reboot due out later this year.  Based on their previous work, it seems like the film is in fairly capable hands, but there are just some adaptations that don't need to be made.  If you're unfamiliar, check out trailers for The Guest and The Lazarus Effect below.



The Rock Joins the Cast of Moana

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Dwayne Johnson has announced his role as the male lead in Disney's upcoming Polynesian mythology inspired film, Moana. His role has not been officially announced, but he will likely play the god Maui, travel companion and guide of Disney's first Polynesian princess, Moana. Not only is he acting in the movie, but he's singing too. Wondering if he's got the pipes? Yeah, he totally does:

Jason Segel to Helm LEGO Spinoff Movie, 'Billion Brick Race'

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There are already three new LEGO movies coming out in the next few years, and we're about the get a fourth.  

Jason Segel is to write and direct Billion Brick Race alongside Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce.  Segel helped write the Muppets film that he starred in in 2011, so his foray into the world of LEGO isn't terribly out of character.  Billion Brick Race will follow Ninjago in 2016, The Lego Batman Movie in 2017 and The Lego Movie 2 in 2018, but no release date has been set.

Sony Appears to be Pursuing an Attack on Titan Adaptation

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Sony's just picked up a bunch of domains related to Attack on Titan, spreading rumors that they're making a movie out of the massively popular anime:

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Currently, these domains redirect to the Sony Pictures website, and it seems entirely likely that Sony is poised to start working on an American adaptation of Attack on Titan, or at least starting talks to that end.  There are two Japanese Attack on Titan films currently in the works (they'll be out later this year), but in all likelihood they won't make it to the US and we'll get saddled with a questionable Westernized adaptation (lookin' at you, Ghost in the Shell).