Today, Netflix dropped a teaser trailer for the upcoming live action adaptation of the popular manga/anime. Death Note, directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest, Blair Witch) follows Light Turner (played by Nat Wolff. In the original the characters name was Light Yagami), a high school student who discovers a notebook from a Shinigami (demon) named Ryuk (voiced by Willem Dafoe) that grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name is written in the Death Note. The series centers around Light’s attempt to create a world “cleansed of evil”, and to rule it as a God. You can watch the trailer down below.
Hopefully it’s the Death Note movie we’ve been waiting for. I’ll be checking it out for sure when it drops on August 25th. – NVJ