Despite a whole lot of hype surrounding its surprise release, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett's Blair Witch was met with mixed reviews and a less-than-expected box office performance when it was released over the weekend. Regardless, there were plenty who loved Wingard's supernatural sequel - Blair Witch is certainly a much needed shot of adrenaline in the arm of the dying found footage genre.
Given the critical success of WIngard's previous big releases - 2011's You're Next and 2014's The Guest - there are many horror fans out there eagerly anticipating his next project. That project is an adaptation of the hugely successful anime/mange Death Note.
Speaking to Collider, Wingard stated that the film will have the distinctly "adult themes" of a manga - "it's got nudity, it's got swearing, it's got a ton of violence... all very gory." Hobo With a Shotgun director Jason Eisner is also on board as a second-unit director - a fact that should excite those horror fans that were disappointed with the mainstream feeling of Blair Witch.
Check out the Collider article here.
Death Note will be released on Netflix sometime in 2017.