Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming live-action Death Note adaptation, along with a premiere date announcement for August 25th.
Directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest, You’re Next), the film based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga series of the same name and features a cast that includes Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Lakeith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, and Willem Dafoe; take a look at the teaser here, along with the official synopsis…
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.
Death Note is set to premiere on Netflix on August 25th.