Netflix Premieres Full Trailer for Their Death Note Film

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

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Death Note

With less than two months until the premiere, Netflix has released a full trailer for their live-action Death Note movie. This time, we get a better look at Willem Dafoe’s Ryuk, though still not much.

In addition to that, a filmmaker featurette was also released today. The video shows behind the scenes footage and features Director Adam Wingard and the cast discussing the film.

Lastly, Adam Wingard shared on Twitter the first image of the shinigami Ryuk on Tuesday. The special effects shooting for the film wrapped up last week.

Death Note | Ryuk

The film stars Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Keith Stanfield as L, Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton, and Willem Dafoe as Ryuk. The film premieres on Netflix August 25th.

Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata created the original manga back in 2003 and ended it in 2006. The series spawned an anime series, four Japanese live-action movies, and a live-action TV series.

What do you think of the trailer? Do you think it will live up to the original anime and manga? Let us know!

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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

    Eeh, I don’t know. Willem Dafoe as Ryuk seems to be the only reason to give this a watch. I get that this is an American adaptation of Death Note, but then why keep “Kira” as the name of the killer? I’m getting some Dragonball Evolution vibes from this.