We’re just two months away from the premiere of Death Note, Netflix and Adam Wingard’s manga-to-film adaptation of the Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata-penned series. Are you ready for a sneak peek? How about the official poster?!
Chatting with the official account for Death Note character Ryuk, Wingard just shared the poster over on Twitter this morning, and you’ll find it below!
Look for Death Note on August 25.
‘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 movie stars Willem Dafoe as Ryuk; Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner; Margaret Qualley (The Nice Guys,) as Mia Sutton; Lakeith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton) as “L”; Paul Nakauchi (Alpha and Omega) as Watari; and Shea Whigham (“Agent Carter”) as James Turner.
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”).
Wingard is a growing force in the genre community, having directed A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, Blair Witch, The Guest and You’re Next.