Death Note Coming to US; Official Trailer Debuts


The Japanese smash hit movie Death Note is on it's way to the US, and as a result a new official trailer has surfaced.  Fangoria reports that Viz Media is planning to release the live action version of the hit Manga and Anime in the US later in the Spring.  The trailer itself is DUBBED in English but is somewhat misleading because the film will be released with subtitles and the Japanese language track.  Viz Media also owns the rights to the films sequel Death Note: The Last Name.  No word on if they plan to release the sequel in the US as well.  Click HERE to view the exclusive US trailer over at Fangoria. 

I have seen and own imports of both the live action Death Note movies and I must say I REALLY enjoyed them.  I wouldnt consider them as horror but more of a crime thriller as most of it revolves around the police investigation.  They definately fall in the PG-13 category as well as they are not graphic and are geared towards fans of the manga and anime (but you dont have to know the manga/anime to enjoy it).  Think of the films style as Zodiac but PG-13. It will keep you guessing as the film always seems to stay one step ahead of it's viewer. 

In Death Note, Battle Royale's Tatsuya Fujiwara stars as Light Yagami who finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill and he decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals.  Soon the world's greatest detective, known only as the mysterious "L", is hired to find the perpetrator. An all out battle between the greatest minds on earth begins, the winner controlling the world.

For more detailed information on the film check out my Death Note Review.  Expect more info on it's Spring release when it is made available. 

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