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Tracking Board is reporting that Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk ), is directing the fabled Warner Bros film adaptation of Death Note. The film has been in the works for some time, previously naming Iron Man 3's Shane Black as director, so who knows what'll happen with this one.

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Netflix Drops New Death Note Trailer, People Proceed to Fall Into Fit of Blind Rage Over 'Whitewashing'

If there's one thing the denizens of Twitter, the Internet, the world really, are good for; it's banding together and taking up arms to stage a rage-fueled protest against anything remotely or absolutely evident of the proverbial 'whitewashing'. George Takei led the charge somewhat recently on that whole Doctor Strange business. Netflix went and kicked the hornet's nest with their new trailer for Death Note

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"Apples in the human world are worth the trip. What's the best way to describe these...? Juicy."

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During his recent interview with Collider the director for the live-action take on Death Note, Adam Wingard was quick to confirm that the film will stay true to the bloodiness and maturity of the source material:

“We can do whatever we want,” he started. “So, doing my first live-action anime thing, to me it was important that you have those adult themes. So, it’s got nudity, it’s got swearing, it’s got a ton of violence.”

Wingard went on to say that the adult-oriented part of Anime has always fascinated him:

“The thing about anime is that it’s so adult-oriented,” he explained. “I remember going to Suncoast growing up and you see Akira there with the little 'Not for Kids' sticker on it. That always made an impact on me.”

And further, that there's no way this movie's going to get anything less than an R-rating.

“It’s definitely for adults,” he stressed. “It is zero chance it will be below an R-rating. [It] will be one of the first manga adaptations that feels very grounded but still has fantastical elements.”