Netflix just released the first trailer for the sci-fi action film Death Note based on the Japanese manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. A new poster, photos, and behind-the-scenes featurette have also been unveiled featuring interviews with director Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) and actor Nat Wolff (Paper Towns). The cast also includes 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 as the voice of Ryuk.
Death Note will be released on Netflix on August 25, 2017.
The Plot: 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.