Are you worthy of your life? That decision is in the hands of the bearer of the Death Note so be sure to be kind to all those you encounter.  Thanks to Netflix, all will be revealed in their upcoming original film, Death Note in August, but first, we have a teaser to wet your appetite.

What is the Death Note you may ask!  Death Note is Netflix own live-action adaptation of a hugely popular manga series brought to life for Western audiences. With Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell released into cinemas next week, Netflix has followed suit in adapting the series which first debuted in Japan in 2003, clearly not wanting to be left out of the trend which is taking the big screen by storm.

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This isn’t the first time this story has been adapted, in Japan it has had four live-action films, a TV drama and a musical made out of it and Netflix’s adaptation has already seen a backlash arise from fans of the series for its lack of a Japanese cast.

Full of chilling and hair raising expectation, the trailer gives hardly anything away but its visual tone and menacing soundtrack informing its audience to be prepared for a fateful and frightening story of revengeful narcissistic events.

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).

Death Note will premiere exclusively on Netflix on 25th August.

Death Note Official Synopsis

We suggest you obey the rules. 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.