Yesterday Netflix dropped the trailer for their new original film Death Note, based on the popular Anime/Manga series.
For those of you unfamiliar with Death Note, the story follows a high school student by the name of Light Yagami who discovers a book dropped by Ryuk, (voiced by William Dafoe) that gives its user the power to kill anyone by writing their name in the book.
Originally I thought this was going to be another Netflix series because the Anime itself is a series, so I’m interested to see what they do in a movie. What events will they cut out, what events will they leave in?
Is this a live action version of the Anime or, is this a completely new story that involves the Death Note and Ryuk? The main character in the Netflix film is named Light, but his last name is Turner not Yagami.
We will see what happens on August 25th.