Netflix has released the trailer for the upcoming Death Note movie. This is the first North American remake of the popular manga. The trailer has received mixed reactions from the public. While some people are happy to see their favourite anime come to life, others are not too keen about it. Critics of the trailer are upset about the “whitewashing” of the film. The main character, Light Yagami, is played by a white actor.
Death Note is an upcoming American supernatural thriller film directed by Adam Wingard, based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The film will star Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, and Willem Dafoe. The film is scheduled for an August 25, 2017 release on Netflix.
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.