Netflix has announced it release date for ‘Death Note’, a live action adaptation of the Japanese manga series created by Tsugumi Onba in 2006. The film is directed by Adam Wingard (V/H/S) and stars Willem Dafoe (Spiderman) as Ryuk (voice), Nat Wolff (Paper Towns) as Light, Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out) as L, and Margaret Qualley ( The Nice Guys) as Mia Sutton.
“This movie is about what happens when you give the ultimate power to a teenager”.
-Director Adam Wingard
via Netflix Featurette
Synopsis: A supernatural notebook gives Light the power to kill those he deems unworthy to live.
(see official trailer below)
It is important for ‘Death Note’ fans to take in to account that Director Adam Wingard was given some creative leeway with the licensing, allowing Wingard’s vision to come to fruition, a darker, edgier ‘Death Note’