Coming soon to Netflix is yet another Manga adaptation with that all-American twist, Death Note in which a brand new trailer has been revealed.
Adapted from Tsugumi Ohba Takeshi phenomenal Manga story which Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook from a Shinigami named Ryuk that grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face he knows. The series centres around Light’s attempts to create and rule a world “cleansed of evil” as “God” using the notebook, and the efforts of a detective known as L to stop him.
To deliver the story to the global masses, the story is flipped over to an American High school and focuses on L (Lakeith Stanfield) as he makes it his mission to warn the world against a deadly killer in Kira, The trailer goes on to give us a glimpse into this world in spectacular fashion with that told familiar evil tone of William Dafoe. Trust another high school kid to save those from an faced with a gruesome fate.
The Netflix original film is directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as the voice of Ryuk.
Death Note Official Synopsis
Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realising it holds within it 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.