Netflix has released the first teaser for its live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba’s beloved manga, Death Note. Enjoy!
‘Death Note’ follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing 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.
Death Note stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner; Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton; Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Dope, Short Term 12) as “L”; Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega) as Watari; with Shea Whigham (Agent Carter, Boardwalk Empire) as James Turner, and Willem Dafoe (The Boondock Saints, Spider-Man) as the voice of Ryuk the Shinigami.
Death Note is produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, The Departed), Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes), Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow), and Masi Oka (Heroes Reborn, Hawaii-Five-0).
Directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, The Guest), Death Note will premiere globally on Netflix August 25.