The first trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of the hugely popular manga series Death Note has been released. The movie is produced by Netflix and hits the streaming service in August 25, 2017.
“Shall we begin?”
Death Note is directed by Adam Wingard, based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The film will star Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, and Willem Dafoe. The film is scheduled for release on August 25, 2017 on Netflix.
The movie tells the story of a high school student named Light, A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.
Death Note ran for 108 issues between 2003 and 2006. These were subsequently collected into 12 graphic novels, which to date have sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. Death Note is rated as one of the highest popular manga of all time. There have also been three live-action Japanese films, an anime series, and a number of video games for the Nintendo DS, published by Konami.