Netflix debuts a trailer for Death Note, the latest in a long line of adaptations of the Manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba.
The Manga serialisation of ‘Death Note’ ran between October 2003 and May 2006. The comic written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata has gone on to inspire a series of further adaptations. A novel, an anime series, an anime film, several video games and a series of live action movies including ‘Death Note: The Musical’.
So Netflix’s film isn’t particularly unique but might help to expose the story to a far wider audience.
‘Death Note’ centres around Light Turner (Keith Stanfield), a student whose life is dramatically changed when a mysterious notebook falls into his possession. Discovering that he has the power to kill an person whose name he writes into the notepad Light embarks on a mission to rid the streets of criminals. Guidance comes from a death god, Ryuk (voiced by Willem Dafoe).
The stakes are raised when the student vigilante finds that he is being pursued by a famous detective known only as L.
‘Death Note’ debuts on Netflix on August 25th.