Adam Wingard (born December 3, 1982) is an American film director, editor, cinematographer, composer and screenwriter. He is notable for his works in the horror genre, especially the films You’re Next, The Guest, and Blair Witch. Adam Wingard has signed on to direct an upcoming live-action American film adaptation of Takeshi Obata’s popular manga series Death Note. All of Adam Wingard’s films are given a contemporary backdrop, briefly alluding to current events and attitudes prevalent in the social zeitgeist of the 2010s, as well as trends in pop culture. For example, The Guest references the ongoing war in Afghanistan, whileYou’re Next alludes through one of its characters to the 2010s hipster subculture as well as through another character to popular skepticism of the defense industry.