Netflix Reveals Teaser Trailer for Their Death Note Movie

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

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Death Note

Netflix revealed its first teaser trailer for their live-action Death Note movie.

Netflix describes the film:

What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies?

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, 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.

The movie is being directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next). Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) stars as Light, Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out­) as L, and Willem Dafoe (Boondock Saints) as Ryuk. Death Note premieres exclusively on Netflix August 25th.

About Tyler Trosper

Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.




  • Mr0303

    Willem Dafoe is awesome, but I don’t see how well the story can be represented in a 2 hour movie.

    • Panpopo

      It won’t, unless they make up their own plot. Years ago, the Japanese live action movie went through the first few episodes. This would work better as a series.

    • Mr0303

      Yeah, I watched the live action version and I wasn’t impressed. There is no reason why this should exist other than potential profit and the popularity of the franchise.

    • Panpopo

      Brand name recognition can trump just about anything. It must be designed for westerners that never watched or read it – to grab random Netflix members through concept alone.

      Ah well, hope they have fun with it, especially with Dafoe lol

  • paireon

    I will watch it if only for the sheer joy of watching the glorious spectacle that Willem Dafoe as Ryuk is likely to be.