"What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies? 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, 2017.
(Above photo by James Dittiger/Netflix)
And while I’ve heard of the adaptation, I’ve not read about any “blatant white-washing” or sumsuch uproar (or have I spoken too soon…?), like Ghost In The Shell has been having, or even Netflix’s Iron Fist’s “cultural appropriation”-arguments … so in the end, is it about the “property” and the “fanboys” displeasures?
For sure there have been at least 4 x Japanese feature films of “Death Note”, and this is the first “adaptation” I have read of anywhere, and I just hope to be entertained here LOL
"A student who discovers a supernatural notebook that allows him to kill anyone begins a crusade against evil in order to rule the world as a benevolent human god. Then a deadly game of cat and mouse begins when a reclusive detective begins to track down the young man, attempting to end his reign of terror once and for all." (IMDb)