Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows Light Turner (Nat Wolff) 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.
Netflix has released a clip featuring the first meeting of Light and prodigy detective L (Lakeith Stanfield).
Death Premieres on Netflix – and in select theaters in Los Angels and New York – on August 25th.
Light and L meet for the first time in this new clip from DEATH NOTE
LAUNCHING GLOBALLY ON NETFLIX AUGUST 25
*And in select theaters in NY & LA*
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) as the voice of Ryuk.
Cast: Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Willem Dafoe, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, Masi Oka
Directed by: Adam Wingard
Launch Date: August 25th on Netflix and in select theaters in NY and LA