You’re Next director Adam Wingard has begun shooting his new movie, Death Note, it was announced Thursday. Based on the Japanese manga series by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the film follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook with a great power; if the owner inscribes someone’s name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.
Death Note stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys), Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton), Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega), and Shea Whigham (Agent Carter).
“I am honored to be working with this great cast and I look forward to bringing Tsugumi and Takeshi’s unique story to a global audience,” Wingard said in a statement. Death Note will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017.
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Wingard’s other credits include The Guest and The Woods (out Sept. 16), which will be publicly screened for the first time at the upcoming Comic Con in San Diego on July 22.
You can see the trailer for The Woods, above.