This weekend Adam Wingard tweeted an image of piece of paper, a tease for his upcoming Netflix original film ‘Death Note’. Evidently fans have been pressuring Wingard to hurry up and release the trailer. The image basically tells everyone to back off. The image says, “Death Note teaser coming soon stop asking”.
The film, based on the well known Japanese manga from Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, stars Willem Defoe (The Great Wall, John Wick, Boondock Saints) as Ryuk the Shinigami (God of Death). Nat Wolff plays the lead role of Light. Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham, Paul Nakauchi, and Keith Stanfield of the award winning series ‘Atlanta’, co-star.
‘Death Note’ follows Light Turner, a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous detective known only as “L”.
Death Note is produced by Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Masi Oka and Jason Hoffs. Johnathan Eirich, Mirir Yoon Branden Ferguson, and John Powers Middleton are serving as executive producers. We can expect to see the new adaption of Death Note premiere on Netflix’s streaming service sometime next year.
This is not the first time the graphic novel has been adapted into a feature film. There is a 2006 Japanese film directed by Tetsuro Araki and Tomohiko Ito. There was also an animated series that aired from 2006 to 2007.