This week, Ryuk (CV Willem Dafoe) joined Twitter, where upon the Shinigami began harassing direct Adam Wingard to reveal the poster for the American Death Note movie, set to run on Netflix starting August 25th. (Oh, and how did a death god managed to get a certified Twitter account?) Eventually the horror movie director (2016's Blair Witch, VHS 1 & 2, The ABCs of Death) director relented and offered a look.
Who wants to play a little #DeathNote game?— Ryuk (@Ryuk) June 26, 2017
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.
Death Note, Netflix, Adam Wingard, Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Lakeith Stanfield), Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, Willem Dafoe