Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ Gets a Teaser
Netflix released a short teaser, below, for their live-action remake of the popular Japanese manga of the same name. Centered around a high school student who obtains a notebook that causes death to those whose names are written in it, there are a lot of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments for fans of the manga/anime. Notably, a glimpse of the Shinigami, the spirit of death who follows the student around, played by the always talented Willem Dafoe.
What else is interesting about this release? It’s directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next,The Guest). His previous works alone is enough reason to sign me up for this Netflix original. The film stars Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham, and Willem Dafoe.
Death Note will be released exclusively on Netflix on August 25, 2017.