DEATH NOTE (2017): American Remake Trailer, Featurette and High-Res Photos From Netflix
It’s simple, all you need is a name and a face.
Netflix has released key art, photos, a trailer and a featurette for their upcoming American remake of DEATH NOTE. Based on the famous Japanese manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the Netflix original feature film 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.
Initially developed by Warner Bros., DEATH NOTE is directed by Adam Wingard (BLAIR WITCH, YOU’RE NEXT) and stars Nat Wolff (PAPER TOWNS, THE FAULT OF OUR STARS) as Light Turner, Margaret Qualley (THE LEFTOVERS) as Mia Sutton, Lakeith Stanfield (GET OUT, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON) as L, Paul Nakauchi (PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END) as Watari, Shea Whigham (AMERICAN HUSTLE, KONG: SKULL ISLAND) as James Turner and Willem Dafoe (SPIDER-MAN, PLATOON) as the voice of Ryuk.
DEATH NOTE will premiere exclusively on August 25th to Netflix members worldwide, except in Japan, where it will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures Japan (theatrical distributor of the Japanese DEATH NOTE feature films). Manga and anime company VIZ Media, LLC, is handling merchandising opportunities for the film. VIZ publishes the DEATH NOTE manga and anime, both of which have been continual bestsellers since their debut in the mid 2000’s
Distribution: Global Original
Format: Available in Ultra HD 4K and HDR
Premiere Date: August 25, 2017
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For more information on the DEATH NOTE series please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- AFM /AFI FEST REPORT #3: DEATH NOTE
- Record-breaking weekend for DEATH NOTE: THE LAST NAME
- DEATH NOTE Anime Series Comes to DVD from VIZ Media
- VIZ Pictures Licenses Theatrical and DVD Rights to Live Action DEATH NOTE Films
- Directors to Attend Vancouver Screenings of DEATH NOTE and THE iDol
- DEATH NOTE Live-Action Film on R1 DVD
- VIZ Media Announces Anime Releases for Fall 2008
- DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME U.S. Theatrical Event!
- Win Tickets to See DEATH NOTE Movies in Canada and US
- NY Anime Festival Sponsors DEATH NOTE Day at Kinokuniya
- DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME Ticket Winners!
- DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME Press Notes
- Canadian Theatrical Debut of DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME
- DEATH NOTE II: THE LAST NAME on Region 1 DVD from VIZ Pictures
- DEATH NOTE: L, change the WorLd U.S. Theatrical Event!
- Win Tickets to See DEATH NOTE: L, change the WorLd on April 29
- DEATH NOTE: L, change the WorLd Ticket Winners!
- DEATH NOTE: L, change the WorLd Press Notes
- NY Anime Festival and VIZ Pictures to Hold DEATH NOTE Day
- DEATH NOTE: L, change the WorLd on Region 1 DVD
- Two New DEATH NOTE Box Sets in the UK
- Death Note: L, change the WorLd Novelization now Available
- DEATH NOTE Movie Collection Coming to Blu-ray
- VIZ Pictures to Release First Blu-Ray: DEATH NOTE COLLECTION
- Win DEATH NOTE Blu-ray or BATTLE LEAGUE HORUMO DVD!
- DEATH NOTE Blu-ray and BATTLE LEAGUE HORUMO DVD Winners Announced
- DEATH NOTE 1 & 2 Blu-ray Collection Comes to UK
- Revisit the World of DEATH NOTE in the New Black Edition from VIZ Media
- DEATH NOTE Anime Now Available on Netflix Streaming
- VIZ Media Presents Death Note & Bakuman。 Manga Creator at 2014 NY Comic Con
- DEATH NOTE Anime Series Complete DVD Set on November 18th
- DEATH NOTE Anime Makes Its First Ever Blu-ray Debut On March 1st
- DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world Press Notes
- DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world Trailers
- DEATH NOTE: Light up the NEW world In Australian & New Zealand Cinemas 2016
- DEATH NOTE Light up the NEW world: New Trailer and High-Res Photos from Warner Bros. Japan