Netflix "Death Note" Prepares To Ryuk Your World

Live-action American movie will run on Netflix starting August 25th

This week, Ryuk (CV Willem Dafoe) joined Twitter, where upon the Shinigami began harassing director Adam Wingard to reveal the poster for the American Death Note movie, set to run on Netflix starting August 25th. (Oh, and how did a death god manage to get a verified Twitter account?) Eventually the horror movie director (2016's Blair Witch, VHS 1 & 2, The ABCs of Death) relented and offered a look.




What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies?

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.

The Netflix original film is directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man). Death Note will premiere exclusively on Netflix on August 25th.

Death Note, Netflix, Adam Wingard, Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Lakeith Stanfield), Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, Willem Dafoe



Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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