Netflix recently dropped the trailer for Adam Wingard’s Death Note, which will be playing God on the streaming service August 25th. Now, Netflix has provided Bloody with a clip featuring “Light”, a high school student who begins a crusade to rid the world of evil when he finds a notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written in it. Here, he begins a game with “L”, the prodigy detective behind the investigation of the serial killer known as ‘Kira.’
Death Note stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner; Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys, The Leftovers) as Mia Sutton; Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton, Dope, Short Term 12) as “L”; Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega) as Watari; and Shea Whigham(“Agent Carter”, “Boardwalk Empire”) as James Turner.
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.
Death Note is produced by Roy Lee (The Ring, The Grudge, Blair Witch, The Departed), Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes), Jason Hoffs (Edge of Tomorrow), and Masi Oka (“Heroes Reborn”, “Hawaii-Five-0”).