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Netflix Releases the First Teaser for Adam Wingard’s ‘Death Note’

Jason McDonald

As a guy who has a casual knowledge of “Death Note” I bring a certain perspective to the teaser down below.  However, I’ve asked around, and the people that I know that like “Death Note” the anime seem to have some pretty strong feelings regarding the trailer.

“Death Note” is the new film by Adam Wingard (“The Blair Witch”) and is an adaptation of the hit anime series of the same name.  The film and series center around a young man who discovers the Death Note, a notebook that gives him the ability to kill people by simply writing their name in it. You know, anime stuff.   Here’s the full description from Netflix:

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.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.



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