Netflix Streams Live-Action Death Note Trailer

Before posting this, I questioned if I should even concentrate on it since a Death Note live-action movie since a lot of adaptions for most Japanese mediums are usually ruined. Still, I’d like to give this a shot since it’s Netflix, and they’ve actually made some decently good shows. So, Netflix released a live-action Death Note trailer a couple days ago.

The video previews the story of Death Note and it’s main characters, which includes Light, Ryuk and L. Compared to Ghost in the Shell, I’m sure this will also be surrounded by controversy by the characters who play the originals.

The director of this film, Adam Wingard, also tweeted the poster of the film on Twitter, this can be seen below. It features the Death God/Shinigami character known as Ryuk, who is voiced by Willem Dafoe.


As seen in the trailer, the cast includes:

  • Nat Wolff as Light Turner
  • Keith Stanfield as L
  • Margaret Qualley as Mia Sutton
  • Paul Nakauchi as Watari
  • Shea Whigham as James Turner
  • Willem Dafoe voicing Ryuk

Some of the cast/filmakers members also discuss in a featurette for the upcoming film.

On top of this, the movie is to release on the 25th of August 2017. I personally will watch it when it comes out, but my hopes for the film is quite low. I’m going in with low expectations as live-actions movies usually do not live up to the originals.

Anyway, what are your thoughts? Go ahead and comment down below telling us what you think about the trailer and the movie.

There are 10 comments

  1. nickdunnaquatic

    I will definitely give this one a watch considering I do like Death Note very much. Hopefully they do not ruin the Shinigami characters like Ryuk or Rem, sense they are my favorite characters in Death Note.

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    1. Sunite

      Very much my opinion, Although I think it’s going to be critical for Netflix too since it’s the first time they’re doing something major in the anime scene. Although they’ve invest in their own anime, it’s the first time they’re doing a live-action movie. So we’ll have to see what’ll happen with this movie. I really hope it turns out to be good.

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          1. nickdunnaquatic

            I can totally see them making Light not as evil as he’s supposed to be. Or make Ryuk indifferent to humans, even though he finds them interesting.


            1. Sunite

              Indeed, I’ve yet to watch the anime but I have seen the Japanese movies, which I found to be pretty good. I hope they don’t cheap out on the way people are killed, hoping for some unique stuff.


        1. dreager1

          Trust me, they’re not. Did you see the IGN review? The creator of the film spent half of it subtly bashing the manga as he believes none of it can be applicable to his American adaption. He basically confirmed that the only character who is similar is Ryuk and the rest won’t really have anything to do with the manga counterparts.


  2. dreager1

    I have extremely low hopes for this film as well. The trailer did not seem like Deathnote at all with all of the random chase scenes. I’m guessing this is going to be more like a teen thriller which is not a hopeful prospect.

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